• APRN-led post-cardiac transitional care clinic shows savings

    January 18 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    A cardiology practice that instituted an APRN-led transitional care program that provided patients an ambulatory visit within two weeks of discharge was able to reduce readmissions for participants compared with non-participants, according to research published in Nursing Economics.

  • Hoying to lead AHA committee in 2018

    January 18 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    Cheryl Hoying, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior vice president of patient services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has been named committee chair-elect of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Committee for Clinical Leadership (CCL) for 2017, and will become chair in 2018.

  • Dangerous CRE superbug spreading in hospital undetected, researchers say

    January 17 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    New research on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CREs) suggests the dangerous bacteria have more ways to evade antibiotics, and are spreading in hospitals in ways current surveillance has not detected. Researchers at Harvard and MIT looked closely at samples of CREs recovered from patients in three hospitals in Boston and one in California and published their findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Nurse report cards on central line infections reduced incidence in study

    January 17 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    Providing nurses with feedback on when their patients have a central line-associated bloodstream infection helps reduce the number of future infections, according to researchers who conducted a quality improvement project at a 715-bed hospital in southwest Florida and described their results in the January American Journal of Infection Control.

  • Study: ACO-affiliated hospitals reduce rehospitalizations from SNFs faster

    January 17 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    Hospitals participating in Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) reduced rehospitalizations from skilled nursing facilities faster than other hospitals after the program was initiated, according to a study published in the January Health Affairs.

  • CMS extends deadline for reporting 2016 eCQM data

    January 16 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended through March 13 the deadline for eligible hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and/or Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program to submit electronic Clinical Quality Measure data for the calendar year 2016 reporting period to avoid a 2.7 percent payment adjustment in fiscal year 2018.

  • FDA ban on powdered medical gloves takes effect

    January 16 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made final a rule banning most powdered medical gloves in the United States effective Jan. 18.

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