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Five Ways to Improve Clinical Care and the Bottom Line

Posted on 06/06/18 | Comments

Use of clinical surveillance solutions has emerged in recent years as a proven best practice for delivering proactive, quality-focused care that drives tangible outcomes improvement. Hospitals are increasingly leveraging the streamlined, data-driven workflows powered by these solutions to elevate high-level initiatives geared at improving outcomes and lowering costs.

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Topics: Infection Prevention, Clinical Surveillance, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Interactive Infographic: Minimize the Risk of Healthcare-Associated Infections

Posted on 06/13/17 | Comments

In the age of value-based reimbursement, infection prevention takes on new importance as a quality and revenue driver. Conversely, poor performance in infection prevention can lead to stiff penalties. While many IP departments lack the resources to proactively address emerging issues, electronic surveillance solutions can help minimize risk of healthcare-associated infections and the downside that comes with them. Visit our interactive infographic to learn more:

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Topics: Infection Prevention

APIC 2017 Conference Preview Blog

Posted on 06/09/17 | Comments

Each year thousands of healthcare professionals from around the world gather for three days to advance their network and learn about evidence-based advances in infection prevention at the APIC conference. Healthcare professionals from across the country come to learn about the latest research and science and to discover real-world solutions to challenging infection prevention issues. APIC’s 44th Annual Conference is the premier forum for infection prevention and epidemiology professionals.

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Topics: Infection Prevention, APIC, sentri 7

Spotlight on Clinical Surveillance: How Three Health Systems Are Unlocking the Power of Data

Posted on 05/23/17 | Comments

Healthcare organizations are increasingly leveraging the power of clinical surveillance systems to comply with state and federal mandates and optimize care delivery through more proactive identification and treatment of patient issues. Scalable clinical decision support (CDS) surveillance solutions, such as Sentri7®, are improving outcomes by addressing a wide range of clinical challenges faced by today’s hospitals and health systems. In fact, here’s a look at how three forward-looking groups are more effectively addressing high-level initiatives such as medication management, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship through these advanced, technology-enabled workflows.

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Topics: Infection Prevention, Clinical Surveillance, Antimicrobial Stewardship

A Better NHSN Infection Prevention Reporting Strategy

Posted on 12/13/16 | Comments

The stakes for optimal infection prevention are higher than ever for hospitals. Heightened regulatory requirements targeting healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) coupled with mandatory public reporting to the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) create a perfect storm of economic and reputational implications for healthcare organizations.

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Topics: Infection Prevention

How Does Self-Contamination Affect Healthcare Workers?

Posted on 10/26/16 | Comments

Do the healthcare workers in your facility properly put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE)? Tomas et al1 conducted a multicenter point-prevalence study to determine the frequency and sites of contamination on the skin and clothing of personnel when donning and doffing PPE.

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Topics: Infection Prevention

Do Weekend Admissions Impact Risk of Hospital-Acquired Conditions?

Posted on 09/29/16 | Comments

A large study published in the British Medical Journal1 found that patients admitted to the hospital on a weekend had an increased risk of developing a hospital-acquired condition (HAC). The authors included 351 million patients discharged from US hospitals from 2002–2010; 19% were admitted on the weekend.

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Topics: Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention Measures Included in CMS Hospital Value-Based Purchasing

Posted on 09/21/16 | Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program has increased focus on infection prevention over the last several years by tying a rising percentage of payments to outcome measures that include infection rates.

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Topics: Infection Prevention, Value-Based Purchasing

Video: Five Facilities Using Sentri7 for Infection Prevention and Control

Posted on 09/15/16 | Comments

Sentri7 is a real-time clinical surveillance system that helps address infection prevention initiatives, including HAI prevention, MDRO management and isolation precaution management.

How are infection preventionists using Sentri7 to increase their consistency, accuracy and standardization of surveillance? Find out how in our video:

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Topics: Infection Prevention

Video: Providing More Time for Infection Prevention and Control Activities at UnityPoint Health System

Posted on 08/25/16 | Comments

Sentri7 is a real-time clinical surveillance system that helps infection preventionists streamline their workflow for detecting healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and managing isolation precautions. 

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Topics: Infection Prevention