Creating Adequate Reprocessing Instruction Help Reduce Healthcare Acquired Infections

April 13, 2017

This may lead you to question what causes these infections? The answer can sometimes be difficult to trace, but numerous studies have identified caregiver’s hand hygiene as one of the major sources of infection. Catheters, central lines and surgical sites are also major sources of infection. Another player is reusable medical devices. This includes surgical equipment, dental hand pieces, nebulizers, flexible and rigid endoscopes, ultrasound probes and transducers, but also less obvious equipment such as monitors, overhead lights in a surgical suite, bed rails in a hospital room, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, ventilators, and pulsometers used to test oxygen levels.

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Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) is the nation's largest provider of specialty pharmacy services to more than 450 hospital and integrated health-systems in the U.S. and its territories. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Memphis, TN, the company employs over 1,900 pharmacy professionals. CPS services include pharmacy consulting, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy management, telepharmacy, 340B solutions and medication related transition of care services…

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It’s Time to Rethink the Benchmarks of Health Behavior

whitePaper | September 27, 2021

Employer wellness programs are supposed to reduce healthcare costs, but many are failing because they focus on the wrong benchmarks. To create lasting change, wellness programs need to combine data insights with actionable steps.

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Healthcare IoT Security Operation Maturity

whitePaper | December 21, 2021

This paper suggests that a more simplified approach to modernizing healthcare security operations is warranted. It suggests that a renewed focus on foundational enhancements presents a more rational path to maturity. The "blocking and tackling" sports analogy comes to mind, as only teams that effectively execute at this level can successfully move to the next.

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G7 Health Ministers’ Communiqué

whitePaper | May 20, 2022

We, the G7 Health Ministers, met in Berlin, Germany, on 19 and 20 May 2022, at an extraordinary time of multiple, acute crises.

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Reimagining healthcare IT for the next decade

whitePaper | March 2, 2020

In the decade since the HITECH Act was passed, first-generation electronic health record systems provided a foundation for innovations such as electronic prescribing, clinical decision support and predictive analytics. While usability and productivity issues with EHRs have been well documented, there are significant untapped opportunities to optimize the EHR and health IT. In this whitepaper, PatientKeeper outlines a vision for the future of health IT through the next decade, which includes New data-driven approaches that leverage the clinical information being captured by the EHR to improve patient outcomes and reduce physician burnout, Optimized communication between physicians, nurses and ancillary staff to produce better patient outcomes as efficiencies improve, Better interoperability to improve care coordination and inspire opportunities for ideas like telemedicine to alleviate physician shortages

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Succeeding In Value-Based Care With A Next-Gen Revenue Cycle

whitePaper | January 17, 2020

Value-based reimbursement (VBR) models are becoming more common. Success under these models depends on showing positive improvement in key metrics, but providers often struggle to accurately report the quality of care provided. A next-generation revenue cycle that combines clinically aware artificial intelligence (AI) with an unmatched foundation of evidence-based medical research and knowledge provides the transparency necessary to both accurately report care quality and directly influence the patient satisfaction quality metric. This paper reviews how a well-tuned revenue cycle can help hospitals succeed with value-based contracts, earning appropriate incentives and avoiding penalties.

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RPA in Healthcare: The Areas for Automation

whitePaper | November 11, 2021

Care providers and payers are shackled by a myriad of processes and accompanying documents to authorize, deliver, and record healthcare services. From patient health records to care provider information and payment data, the web of processes involved in care delivery and reimbursements quickly breach human interest, resulting in monotonous work for the people involved. Healthcare automation can eliminate the time spent by personnel working on time-intensive, low-value, and rule-based tasks. In this white paper, we explore the nature of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and the key areas for care providers and payer organizations to focus on to leverage the power of RPA.

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Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) is the nation's largest provider of specialty pharmacy services to more than 450 hospital and integrated health-systems in the U.S. and its territories. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Memphis, TN, the company employs over 1,900 pharmacy professionals. CPS services include pharmacy consulting, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy management, telepharmacy, 340B solutions and medication related transition of care services…

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