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Johns Hopkins researchers develop single blood test that...

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a single blood test...

The global healthcare supply chain management (SCM) market...

A report by MarketsandMarkets said the healthcare supply chain market, worth $1.55tn in 2017,...

Flu death count in California jumps

The death toll from influenza in California rose sharply on Friday, amid a brutal...

Thirty-year study shows women who breastfeed for six...

In a long-term national study, breastfeeding for six months or longer cuts the risk...

Concerns grow that infections from ‘zombie deer’ meat...

First observed among captive mule deer in Fort Collins, CO, in 1967, Chronic Wasting...

Anxiety: An early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease? 

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and...

Can your hip replacement kill you?

When Stephen Tower’s right hip gave out in 2006, he asked his surgeon to...

IRS guidance on medical device excise tax deposit...

On January 17, 2018, the IRS released guidance that provides temporary relief for device...

HPN BLOGLINE

PAR Wars

Supply chain management: It’s time to call for a title change that reflects HPN readers – and the industry’s – growing importance in healthcare through clinical, financial and operational performance.

Looking backward

Rick Dana Barlow goes on a tangent with a random list of 40 things the healthcare supply chain industry has now that it didn’t have four decades ago.

Touched by infection

In honor of Healthcare Purchasing News’ 40th anniversary, here are 40 “fun facts” that impact the spread of bacterial and viral germs and infections.

Tips for avoiding rodent infestations in colder seasons

by Tim Husen, PhD, BCE – Technical Services Manager, Orkin, LLC For healthcare facilities, fall and...

Special Report

Keeping track pays you back

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Using a tracking device in the OR to scan supplies and capture data at the point-of-care is moving towards the norm.

February 2018 Product Picks

New brush for cleaning lumens, Medical garment protects central line and catheter devices , Sterile, multi-purpose lubricating jelly, Powder absorbable hemostat, Free CEU educational game for sterile processing professionals, Mobile app connects physicians with CDI-coding departments

inside the current issue - February 2018

Mobile tech expands to strengthen supply chain links

If mobile capabilities represent the future of healthcare interoperability, then welcome to the future. Clinical and supply chain operations continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in mobile-assisted healthcare.

Big wins from small devices

Supply chain pros highlight success stories from mobile device use – even linked to the cloud.

Overcome any pains in the apps

Healthcare supply chain pros discuss what makes apps effective, useful and valuable.

Keeping track pays you back

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Using a tracking device in the OR to scan supplies and capture data at the point-of-care is moving towards the norm.

Be choosy when choosing new technology

Get expert tips and advice for selecting the right point-of-use instrument scanning technology for your operating room.

Do not trust, verify!

CS/SPD pros and equipment suppliers share insights on quality assurance/sterility assurance and advice on how to prepare for and manage unexpected breakdowns.

Preparing the CS/SPD for the unexpected

Sterile processing expert and consultant Michele DeMeo explains how SPDs can prepare for the unexpected.

Successful SPD (re)construction

FEBRUART 2018
CBSPD Expiration: January 31, 2023
IAHCSMM Expiration: January 11, 2021

Endoscope care comes into focus at 2018 IAHCSMM Annual Conference

Sterile processing, flexible endoscope reprocessing, 2018 IAHCSMM conference, endoscope workshops, IAHCSMM courses, sterile processing education, IAHCSMM Endoscope Certification, IAHCSMM conference sessions, IAHCSMM classses

Pre-treatment is a must; a wet storage story

Ray Taurasi discusses importance of pre-treating dirty instruments and addressing moisture inside storage containers
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Fast Stats

February 2018

University of Utah Health undertook the Value in Health Care Survey to help clarify how three major stakeholder groups—patients, physicians, and employers who pay for medical benefits—perceive “value” in healthcare.

62%

of patients rate quality (the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and results or outcomes of the care I receive) as the most important component of value, compared to 88% of physicians who rank it as most important.

43%

of employers surveyed said employee satisfaction with their health benefits was the most important component of value; cost was next at 37% and employee productivity ranked 20%.

12%

of patients surveyed ranked service (the way that I’m treated as a patient and as a customer) as the top component of value and only 7% of physicians said patient experience (the way that people are treated) was the most important factor.

50%

of physicians said “I spend sufficient time with the patient” is one of the top five statements they value most; 55% said ordering the appropriate exams, labs, and imaging was an important value statement.

75% to 93%

of physicians said they would need to charge either “nothing” or “a little more” to ensure that their high-value indicators were achieved.

78%

of patients surveyed expressed satisfaction with the current level of service in healthcare.


Source: The State of Value in U.S. Health Care, University of Utah, November 2017.

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