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CMS awards approximately $100 million to help small...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $20 million to 11...

Case Medical’s Sterilization Containers receive FDA 510k approval...

Case Medical is pleased to announce its latest 510k for hydrogen peroxide sterilization. Case Medical's...

High Volume, big dollars, rising tension at Swedish...

In its ambitious rise to become one of the largest hospital systems in the...

MEDJACK.3 poses advanced threat to hospital devices

A newly discovered version of the "medical device hijack" attack targets older operating systems...

As Presidents live longer, doctors debate whether to...

In a series of recent interviews, President Donald Trump's longtime personal physician Dr. Harold...

CDC halts work in its highest security laboratories...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended work in its highest...

Women with diabetes are especially prone to developing...

Women typically don't develop heart disease - or high blood pressure, one of its...

Merck’s fight against infectious disease goes digital with...

Merck announced the launch of ILÚM Health Solutions, which provides enterprise-wide disease management tools...

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February 2017 Product Picks

Heated vest personal protective equipment, Four-hour rapid readout biological indicator for vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization, Free-standing portable stadiometer, Apple iOS-compatible wireless oximeter, Clean and Dirty Locks for extra round soaker security, and PCA 7.0 Infusion System integrates with the electronic medical record .

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Pharmacy: Tipping or tripping point for Supply Chain?

If you’re looking for the closest connection to retail healthcare you can find in a hospital setting, look no further than Pharmacy whose leaders...

Let’s clear the air

Invisible invaders are almost always lurking in the air, ready to make people sick — or sicker. Airborne pathogens in the healthcare setting, Legionella,...

Don’t choke back the smoke

No healthcare worker would dare light a cigarette on the job or accept that behavior from anyone else. In fact, smoking anywhere inside a...

Screening strategies help battle antibiotic resistance

We are perched on a global time bomb. Antibiotics, once considered the “magic bullet” for infections, are turning against us. Philip M. Tierno, Jr,...

The full scope of instrument care

While sterile processing follows a logical series of steps — decontamination, cleaning and sterilization — so only safe and effective instruments reach the hands...

Instrument care tips

Preventative maintenance program tips Janice Reed CRCST, Interim SPD Manager for B.E. Smith, offers the following tips to CS/SPD professionals when implementing a preventative maintenance...

Daily keynote speakers set to inspire at 2017 IAHCSMM Annual Conference

For the first time, the IAHCSMM Annual Conference will feature an inspiring and insightful keynote speaker for each day of the conference. These four...

Hydrogen peroxide sterilization in healthcare facilities today

FEBRUARY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: January 31, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: January 9, 2020

Decontaminating open sets; separating sharps; ultrasonic testing variables

Submit your questions email: editor@hpnonline.com phone: (941) 927-9345 ext. 202 Visit the Archives Q If you have to open a sterilized instrument set in SPD to check for...

Making meaningful use of data for physicians

Under the healthcare industry reforms of the 21st century-to date (the Bush Administration’s electronic health record policy and the Obama Administration’s access and insurance...
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Healthcare Purchasing NewsTuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 12:00am
HPN's March issue -- coming soon -- will kick off our 40th Anniversary with a look back on how GPOs have evolved through the decades. We'll also show how healthcare mobile carts and storage systems have changed. Stay tuned!
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• CMS issues proposed rule to increase patients' health insurance choices for 2018
• CS Medical releases new TEE Complete Care
• Zimmer Biomet recalls Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder due to a high fracture rate
• Survival rate may be improving for extremely preterm infants
• Hygienically Clean hosts users group teleconference to share resources and information regarding the UPMC mold case
• Why drug companies don't want President Trump to deregulate the FDA
• Americans are seriously stressed out about the future of the country, survey finds
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Healthcare Purchasing NewsFriday, February 17th, 2017 at 3:46am
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• IRS won't withhold tax refunds if Americans ignore ACA insurance requirement, HHS change would give insurers power to deny new coverage
• 2016-2025 projections of National health expenditures data released
• Survey finds hospital staff report better supply chain management leads to better quality of care and supports patient safety
• Starting now, surveys will check for compliance of FDA ban on powdered gloves
• IOS and Texas Health Resources join forces to offer proven supply chain technology and consulting services
• Philadelphia healthcare innovators want to bring Biden to HIMSS
• Does 'good' cholesterol still matter?
• Proximity Systems self-disinfecting cabinets reduce transmission of infection pathogens in hospitals