• PSQH: The Podcast Episode 108 – Focusing on Improved IV Safety

    On episode 108 of PSQH: The Podcast, Andrew Barton, a nurse consultant with the U.K.’s National Health Service, talks about a recent study on reducing IV leaks.

  • Innovative Tech Helps Surgeons ‘See’ What They’re Doing

    AR and VR technology have been making slow and steady progress into healthcare, with benefits for patients as well as providers. Health systems and hospitals are experimenting with the technology as a decision support tool, giving clinicians a new  and often far more detailed look at what they’re examining.

  • Here’s How the Chevron Decision Will Impact Healthcare

    Hospitals and health systems will now potentially have to wait through legal challenges to regulations that were previously determined by the many federal agencies that influence healthcare. The 6-3 decision was made on June 28 to reverse the original ruling made in the landmark case Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., in 1984. It is now up to the courts to determine their own interpretations of ambiguous regulatory standards.

  • How CMOs Can Battle the Anesthesia Staff Shortage

    A recent article published in the journal Anesthesiology detailed the extent of the anesthesia staff shortage and offered solutions to rise to the challenge. According to the article, before the coronavirus pandemic, 35% of healthcare facilities reported an anesthesia staff shortage. Two years after the pandemic, the percentage of healthcare facilities reporting an anesthesia staff shortage rose to 78%.

  • AI-Driven Diagnostic Tool Reduces Sepsis Deaths by 20% at Louisiana Hospital

    Sepsis is the body’s extreme reaction to an infection that can result in tissue damage and organ failure. Annually in the United States, there are at least 1.7 million adult hospitalizations for sepsis and at least 350,000 deaths from the condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.