Controlling healthcare acquired infections in the superbug era

July 8, 2019

Even the cleanest hospitals can serve as breeding grounds for dangerous microbes. Viral particles launched by a sneeze or by a change of bed linens hover in the air, to be inhaled by patients or to land on intravenous poles. Pathogens deposited into a box of surgical gloves hitch a ride, via central line, to a patients bloodstream, or via catheter to the urinary tract. Bacteria travel from the bed rail of an infected patient to the hands of a nurse and from there to vulnerable patients.8 The web of transmission routes is vast, complex, and invisible.

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MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.

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Future proofing healthcare against pandemics and climate change

whitePaper | February 10, 2023

As a local response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) established the UAB COVID-19 Collaborative Outcomes Research Enterprise (CORE), an institutional learning health system (LHS) to achieve an integrated health services outcomes and research response.

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Reimagine Organizational Structure, Culture, and the Health of Your People

whitePaper | May 28, 2021

Hospitals and health systems need the flexibility to examine and reassess their organizational culture, build resilience, and remain hyper-vigilant in keeping staff healthy and safe. This best practice guide outlines ways for hospitals and health systems to adapt their culture to ensure the job satisfaction, wellness and empowerment of their people.

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Clearing hurdles that crimp real-time and predictive insights in healthcare

whitePaper | July 26, 2022

Healthcare leaders have long recognized the importance of real-time decision making. Take, for instance, sepsis one of the leading causes of U.S. hospital deaths that costs the industry an estimated $62B a year,1 not to mention the preventable morbidity

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Beyond the Bottom Line

whitePaper | May 4, 2023

Presented in the paper is a comprehensive overview of the nuances of revenue cycle management (RCM) and the intricacies of handling it internally in a hard-pushed healthcare setting.

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How Healthy is Your Health Care Workforce?

whitePaper | November 24, 2022

It is no secret that physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals have long been subject to grueling schedules and demands that can take a toll on their well-being.

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Patient Engagement Guide for Sponsors and CROs

whitePaper | November 19, 2022

Now, more than ever, sponsors and CROs need to prioritize including patient engagement in their study builds from the ground-up. This involves defining processes to remove barriers for access.

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MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.

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