Examine Your Dialysis Space to Ensure Room to Separate Infectious Patients

In a November 7 blog post, the medical director of TJC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation wrote that among other infection control practices for hemodialysis, surveyors will be observing water and dialysate testing, medication storage, preparation and administration, and “patient placement in full view of staff during dialysis treatment.”

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Sharp HealthCare: Before the Plane Crash

The disaster spurred officials at San Diego International Airport (SAN) and local hospitals to join forces to create an emergency preparedness partnership. A year after the crash, SAN and San Diego hospitals were holding regular meetings together, providing training, and developing contact sheets of whom to call should a crisis occur.

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Hospital-Owned Drug Company Aims for Transparent, Flat Pricing for Critical Generic Drugs

As healthcare organizations struggle to reduce costs and increasingly seek to include price considerations among the value they provide to patients, seven healthcare organizations representing more than 500 U.S. hospitals, together with three major philanthropies that have each committed $10 million to the organization, have developed what they see as a solution to the instability and unpredictability of costs for lifesaving medications.

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