Monthly Archives: September 2010

AVA Conference Highlights CRBSI

We’ve recently returned from the very successful annual meeting of the Association for Vascular Access (www.avainfo.org). 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 — http://www.emix.com) IMOM facilities are sharing radiology images and reports. See the full article at http://tinyurl.com/29b35db. Montana … Continue reading

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