Disinfection Protocols for Healthcare IT Equipment - Help Reduce HAIs and Safeguard Patients

HIMSS Media

With the surge in EMR usage, keyboards and PCs are used widely in clinical care settings. But unlike medical equipment and high-touch environmental surfaces, these IT devices are rarely subject to infection prevention standards. Studies have demonstrated that over 80% of these devices might have significant microbial contamination which may include nosocomial pathogens like vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species (VRE). Coupled with low (40%) compliance with the CDC's guidelines on hand hygiene, these ubiquitous computers and keyboards can lead to cross-contamination of patients.
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Healthcare purchasers are thinking beyond EHRs and even security investments in 2015, looking toward ICD-10 transition and population health management technologies, according to the latest report from industry research firm peer60. It’s expected that healthcare organization will spend billions on technology this year, dropping big bucks on products aimed at helping billing departments, patients and provider teams – before turning their checkbooks toward security and analytics ventures.

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Social Determinants of Health Webcast 3 - Socioeconomic Position

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Differences in socioeconomic status, as assessed by educational attainment, income and occupational status, are associated with large disparities in health. Linked to a variety of health-related behaviours, socioeconomic status impacts prevalence of obesity, smoking, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, alcohol consumption and more.
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IASLC Educational Webinars

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IASLC webinars bring the most contemporary trends and latest developments in the lung cancer directly to you. The webinars produced by the IASLC provide in-depth coverage on a diverse array of topics related to the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies each complete with a question and answer session that allows you to interact directly with experts in the field.
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2020 is Fast Approaching – Are your HIT Workflows Ready for Change?

HIMSS Media

The interoperability challenge of exchanging information among healthcare provider’s medical record systems is not being solved fast enough, which is why fax is still the common denominator for communications within and between providers and payers in the healthcare industry. But times are changing-- Alternatives exist that can provide a safe and secure transfer of healthcare data. In this webinar, we will provide guidance on what is required to meet the challenges to the efficient and secure exchange of information between any vendors health IT systems by 2020.
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Realising the recurrent savings and associated benefits of digital healthcare

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Following the ‘Delivering the benefits of digital healthcare’ the role of Transformation teams has become central to cutting costs whilst improving efficiency One of the reports key lessons was, “A transformation programme supported by technology is needed, not the other way round. This is the fundamental lesson that underpins everything else.” Winscribe and the Bloor Research team have come together to demonstrate how assessing a trust’s clinical correspondence processes against best practice, bench-marking & industry standard maturity model practices can highlight additional, significant recurrent savings.
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Spotlight

Healthcare purchasers are thinking beyond EHRs and even security investments in 2015, looking toward ICD-10 transition and population health management technologies, according to the latest report from industry research firm peer60. It’s expected that healthcare organization will spend billions on technology this year, dropping big bucks on products aimed at helping billing departments, patients and provider teams – before turning their checkbooks toward security and analytics ventures.

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