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Malaria patients number more than 1,000 in US...

Malaria may seem like a disease from bygone days to many people in the...

CMS proposes changes to the Medicare and Medicaid...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the FY 2018 Inpatient Prospective...

GHX unveils new order management system for healthcare

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced the new My Exchange order management system for healthcare's...

Premier Inc. survey reports pharmaceutical costs remain major...

Rising drug costs and pharmaceutical management remain top-of-mind for health system leaders, according to...

Sensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out...

Everyone experiences stiff muscles from time to time, whether after a rigorous workout, in...

Intalere chosen to serve unique supply chain strategy...

Intalere announced it has been chosen by Ernest Health, to collaborate on supply chain...

Google wants to know how people get sick

Verily, the Google/Alphabet arm that focuses on the life sciences, announced a big new...

Leadership survey: Anticipating the Trump administration’s impact on...

In February, after President Donald Trump had taken office but before any healthcare legislation...

HPN product picks

May 2017 Product Picks

Non-Latex Gloves, Inspection magnifier for surgical instruments, Universal patient transport system, Linen Hamper, smART Kit for radial arterial catheterization, Clipless, heavy-duty woven bandage

inside the current issue - May 2017

Team LeeSar puts customers, patients first via Lean staff

The right motivation and philosophy, Lean-trained staff, well-designed processes, and best tools earned LeeSar HPN’s 2017 SPD Department of the Year award.

LeeSar’s winning SPD team

An award-winning SPD department earns its stripes from its stars. The SPD crew at LeeSar, which earned the 2017 SPD Department of the Year, includes...

Elevating the SPD profession

HPN's 2017 Sterile Processing Department of the Year: Who won, who came in second, and why?

SMI’s Hughes reflects on 40 years of healthcare supply chain progress

Tom Hughes, Executive Director, SMI, reflects on the healthcare supply chain industry’s progress and muses about where the industry may be heading.

Perils of managing pain start in pre-op

HPN takes a close look at the complications, why they occur and what the surgical staff can do to keep patients safe, properly monitored and comfortable during and after surgery.

IP earnings holding steady

HPN’s annual salary survey helps infection preventionists see how they fare in both compensation and job duties in comparison to their colleagues and peers across the nation.

Coming Soon: IAHCSMM Endoscope Reprocessing Manual, Endoscope Certification

IAHCSMM has a new, comprehensive Endoscope Reprocessing Manual endoscope reprocessing technicians and managers of all levels.

Appropriate air for drying scopes; reprocessing hazards still rate high

Appropriate air for drying scopes; reprocessing hazards still rate high

QMS on the horizon

MAY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: March 30, 2020

Sterile processing gears up for quality performance

What are SPDs using to get their instruments squeaky clean, sterilized and ready for the surgical team? HPN’s annual guide features products, services, expert tips and advice.




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• Malaria patients number more than 1,000 in US hospitals each year
• CMS proposes changes to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs in FY 2018 IPPS and LTCH proposed rule
• GHX unveils new order management system for healthcare
• Premier Inc. survey reports pharmaceutical costs remain major area of concern
• Sensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out of physical exams
• Intalere chosen to serve unique supply chain strategy needs of fast-growing LTAC and acute rehab provider Ernest Health
• Google wants to know how people get sick
• Leadership survey: Anticipating the Trump administration's impact on healthcare
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• BD to acquire Bard for $24 billion
• Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now
• Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?
• Predicting severe liver disease: Obesity, insulin, diabetes, cholesterol, alcohol
• MACRA to cut physicians' Medicare revenue, study says
• UnitedHealth bets on Medicare, Medicaid after Obamacare exit
• From Flint to Ebola, readiness is unequal for U.S. health emergencies
• Pfizer subpoenaed in U.S. intravenous saline solution probe
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The HPN May Issue is here!
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• Meet the 2017 SPD Department of the Year
• Infection Prevention Salary Survey
• Pain Monitoring update
• Sterile processing equipment and Tech Guide
• Managing the laboratory supply chain
• New Continuing Education credits
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New Continuing Education for sterile processing pros is here!
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Read the article about implementing a quality management system (QMS) for medical device reprocessing, take the short quiz at the end and get your credits!
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Fast Stats

May 2017

Despite industry uncertainty about the fate of healthcare under the Trump administration, a recent survey shows health system leaders are preparing for changes ahead in some key areas.


65%

intend to increase efforts to control cost of care management efforts.


61%

report they will be increasing the management of rising pharmaceutical spending.


53%

will increase a push to integrate data from disparate sources and/or make investments in analytics.


50%

will increase their efforts to improve interoperability of existing health technology.


47%

will increase the utilization of technology to support risk-based contracts


56%

will increase or substantially increase patient access to clinicians through telehealth.


45%

will look to increase investments in patient engagement initiatives.


45%

will increase expansion of post-acute care services through partnerships.


40%

indicate they will increase use of expanded healthcare team structures to include care coordinators, clinical pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare extenders.


46%

report their health systems will increase use of quality reporting systems for clinicians for public payers (i.e., MIPS).


Source: Premier Inc., March 2017.