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Fairview Health Services named Healthcare Purchasing News’ 2017...

Healthcare Purchasing News named Minneapolis, MN-based Fairview Health Services as the recipient of its...

New CBO analysis imperils GOP ObamaCare repeal

Several Senate Republicans said Monday that they would not back a procedural motion on...

The HPN-ASP global sourcing blog series, part five,...

Now you know what global sourcing is about and how much money it can...

HFMA announces new service to streamline revenue cycle...

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has announced a new data service, provided by...

Deloitte announces launch of Care Intellect for healthcare...

Deloitte will be showcasing its suite of provider margin improvement analytics services and products....

Promising but inconclusive evidence on interventions to prevent...

The public is enormously concerned about dementia and cognitive impairment, and a wide range...

Scammers selling fake cures for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s...

Nearly one-third of the advertisements for "memory-boosting" supplements reviewed by a government watchdog may...

CDC panel again advises against FluMist

A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisor committee recommended that FluMist, the nasal...

Senate health bill would repeal device tax

The Senate Republicans draft version of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act...

WHITE PAPER

Driving Productivity with Simulation: A Central Sterile Department’s Success


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The Surgical department of a hospital system was growing rapidly through the addition of a Women's Center and expanding their surgical programs. Their 37 ORs were supported by a Sterile Processing Department that recognized productivity improvements were necessary to meet the increasing surgical caseload....

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Researching the Right Disinfectant for Your Facility Without Damaging Instruments or...


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This whitepaper discusses the importance of surface disinfectants in the struggle against HAIs, and the importance of making sure those disinfectants are effective while safe on clinical surfaces.  This paper presents thirteen questions to consider when selecting a disinfectant, such as contact time and surface compatibility...

HPN product picks

July 2017 Product Picks

In-Floor Dialysis Scales, Compliance toolkit for handling hazardous drugs, Lateral patient transfer system, Airway clearance technology for CF patients, Vein locator, Radiation protection

inside the current issue - July 2017

Fairview puts the ‘i’ in teamwork: Investment

Fairview Health Services – one of healthcare’s best and brightest departments demonstrating operational excellence – wins HPN’s 2017 Supply Chain Department of the Year award.

Teamwork touted by Fairview Supply Chain

The award-winning Supply Chain team at Fairview Health Services takes teamwork seriously enough that it issues Supply Chain Sound Bites newsletter to show why they matter.

Fairview Supply Chain spotlights Sterile Processing

Fairview Health System’s CSSD occupies 8,000 square feet, reprocesses 465,000 sets and packages annually, and serves eight Fairview facilities and clinic groups.

Patient monitoring – TMI?

New and innovative patient monitoring technologies are emerging at a steady pace to assist healthcare workers in making sure that brains, skin and every organ in between get the right care and attention – at the right time – so patients can heal faster and go home.

No crash courses in crisis management

What have facilities learned from Ebola and other catastrophes? To be prepared for the unexpected, facilities must be armed with the right resources, education and expertise.

Decontam is in the details

New guidance documents are on the horizon that will impact decontamination processes in central CS/SPD departments – and new products too.

Microbiology essentials for the SPD

JULY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: June 30, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: June 9, 2020

Cleaning the SPD; sterilizing bone tissue; retaining count sheets; incomplete IFUs

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi fields questions about Cleaning the SPD; sterilizing bone tissue; retaining count sheets; incomplete IFUs

Managing workplace conflict in CS and beyond

Workplace conflict is a common complaint and can be especially problematic in healthcare where individuals face time and resource pressures to meet patients’ immediate care needs.

How tight a ship do you run?

Whether outsourcing freight and shipping functions or using a internal software, Supply Chain still wrestles with the subtle nuances of contracts and requirements.

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Fast Stats

July 2017

1,440,277

is the number of device records the FDA says the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) has, as of May 2017 — more than double that of 2016.

4,470

is the number of GUDID ID labeler accounts, an increase from 1200-plus in 2016.

September 24,2020

is the new compliance date for Class 1 devices with Labels. Direct Mark devices are required by September 24, 2022. The same dates apply to Unclassfied devices. The extension is to give manufacturers more time to gather their information on this large class of devices.

15%

is the number of healthcare systems that have adopted UDI/GTIN/GLN; another 32% are working on their plan for adoption.

44%

of healthcare systems said they were not working on UDI adoption.

38%

said the main barrier to UDI adoption is that their EHR/EMR or MMIS systems
don't support the data.

23%

of healthcare systems said the barrier to UDI adoption is that they have no budget for it.

13%

of healthcare systems said their C-Suite wasn't interested or supportive of the
UDI initiative.

Source: UDI Facts from FDA-UDI conference, June 2017, and HPN April 2017 reader survey