Improving IV Catheter Care

Improving IV Catheter Care to Safeguard against Deadly Infections

As recently reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; 2010), the incidence of bloodstream infections associated with central venous catheters (central lines) has dropped 18%.

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Ingenix, Health Language, Inc. Announce Collaboration to Make ICD-10 Transition More Efficient for Health Care Organizations

Ingenix and Health Language, Inc. (HLI) have launched the Ingenix
Global Code Manager, a solution that translates between the ICD-9 and
ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and
Related Health Problems 10th Revision) medical coding systems – a
capability that will help health care organizations implement ICD-10 by
October 1, 2013, as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS).

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AHRQ: Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Initiating Promising Solutions and Expanding Proven Ones

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are on everyone’s hit list, as they should be, because no patient should get sicker from a preventable infection they pick up in a hospital or other healthcare facility.

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