Monthly Archives: September 2010

AVA Conference Highlights CRBSI

We’ve recently returned from the very successful annual meeting of the Association for Vascular Access ( Though many hospitals have reduced the size of their IV teams or eliminated them altogether, it was obvious from last week’s gathering at the … Continue reading

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Get Infected, Stay in the Hospital

A new report on healthcare-acquired infections (HAI’s) tallies up their financial and mortality toll. The report confirms what’s already been known – patients who get an infection while in the hospital have to stay in hospital longer – and also … Continue reading

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FDA Scrutinizes Medical Device Companies

Anybody involved in the medical device industry can’t help but notice how much bigger a presence the FDA is these days. Within the past month, the agency has taken two notable actions with regard to vascular access and infection control … Continue reading

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eMix a Radiology Success in Montana

Healthcare Informatics magazine reports in its new issue on eMix and the Montana consortium known as IMOM. Using eMix (Electronic Medical Information Exchange — IMOM facilities are sharing radiology images and reports. See the full article at Montana … Continue reading

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