• Q & A: The Benefits of Patient Engagement

    Patient engagement is the missing variable that we haven’t sufficiently studied or acted upon. If you think about how much time we emphasize on chronic disease for example, where it’s responsible for about 40% of the deaths in the U.S. and maybe 70%-80% of the costs.

  • Budget Scorekeepers Say GOP Plan Would Raise the Number of Uninsured by 32 M

    The bill considered the most likely prototype for partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act would result in as many as 32 million more people without health insurance and would double premiums in the individual insurance market, budget scorekeepers said Tuesday.

  • FDA Bans Use of Powdered Gloves

    The FDA ban on powdered medical gloves goes into effective January 18, 2017. The use, advertising, and marketing of powdered surgeon’s gloves, patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for surgeon’s gloves at medical clinics and hospitals will be strictly forbidden.

  • USP<800>: Protecting Healthcare Workers From Hazardous Drugs

    According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), approximately 8 million American healthcare workers are potentially exposed to hazardous drugs each year.

  • MRSA Rates Dropped 87% in VA Hospital ICUs

    Institutional culture changes over an eight-year period made infection prevention and control “everyone’s business,” researchers say. Active surveillance was a major driver.