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This 5-Part Program Helped Us Maintain the Safest Environment for Our At-Risk Patients

June 16, 2016

On CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, John Letson, VP of plant operations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), presents part one of a two-part series about the need to reduce Legionnaires’ disease. He highlights the successes MSK has had using a five-part program. Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. increased nearly 300% from 2000 through 2014. …

This 5-Part Program Helped Us Maintain the Safest Environment for Our At-Risk Patients

June 16, 2016

On CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, John Letson, VP of plant operations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), presents part one of a two-part series about the need to reduce Legionnaires’ disease. He highlights the successes MSK has had using a five-part program. Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. increased nearly 300% from 2000 through 2014. …

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease in Healthcare Facilities Part 1: This 5-Part Program Helped Us Maintain the Safest Environment for Our At-Risk Patients

June 14, 2016

John Letson, Vice President Plant Operations, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Guest Author: John Letson, Vice President Plant Operations, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Since being discovered, Legionnaires’ disease continues to make vulnerable populations sick with severe pneumonia. This month’s Vital Signs report focuses on the continued rise of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S., deficiencies …

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease in Healthcare Facilities Part 1: This 5-Part Program Helped Us Maintain the Safest Environment for Our At-Risk Patients

June 14, 2016

Since being discovered, Legionnaires’ disease continues to make vulnerable populations sick with severe pneumonia. This month’s Vital Signs report focuses on the continued rise of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S., deficiencies in environmental control that have led to outbreaks, and how these deficiencies can be prevented with Legionella water management programs based on newly published …

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease in Healthcare Facilities Part 1: This 5-Part Program Helped Us Maintain the Safest Environment for Our At-Risk Patients

June 14, 2016

Since being discovered, Legionnaires’ disease continues to make vulnerable populations sick with severe pneumonia. This month’s Vital Signs report focuses on the continued rise of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S., deficiencies in environmental control that have led to outbreaks, and how these deficiencies can be prevented with Legionella water management programs based on newly published …

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease in Healthcare Facilities Part 1: This 5-Part Program Helped Us Maintain the Safest Environment for Our At-Risk Patients

June 14, 2016

Since being discovered, Legionnaires’ disease continues to make vulnerable populations sick with severe pneumonia. This month’s Vital Signs report focuses on the continued rise of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S., deficiencies in environmental control that have led to outbreaks, and how these deficiencies can be prevented with Legionella water management programs based on newly published …

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Data

June 7, 2016

The report includes national, regional and state data beginning with 2011Q2 and ending with 2015Q4.

GPRO Registration Open Through June 30

June 6, 2016

Reminder: 2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Open through June 30, 2016 Groups of two or more Eligible Professionals (EPs) can avoid the -2.0% CY 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) payment adjustment by meeting the satisfactory reporting criteria through the 2016 PQRS Group Reporting Option (GPRO). The Physician Value – PQRS (PV-PQRS) Registration System is now …

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New Guide Developed to Help U.S. Hospitals Improve Antibiotic Use; A National Health Priority

May 25, 2016

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS), Authors: Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS), Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC, and Ed Septimus, MD, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, HCA. Drs. Srinivasan and Septimus are co-chairs of the National Quality Partners’ antibiotic stewardship action team, convened by the National …

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