clinical intelligence for supply chain leadership

Supply Chain’s latest Elite 8 pursuing, embracing larger roles for data,...

This year, eight organizations, spanning eight states from the East Coast to the West Coast and several areas in between, join 70 other ongoing healthcare supply chain superstars profiled by HPN since 2011.

Better products, better breathing

Today’s respiratory technology provides clinicians with advanced alternatives that are a lot smarter, safer and more intuitive than their predecessors

High-touch, low transfer

Fight HAIs with antimicrobial technologies such as copper toilet seats, nonporous sinks, countertops and other hard and soft surface products.

Connecting the dots, removing the spots

When it comes to disinfectants and sterilants, it is important to understand what they can and can’t do, and where and how to use them properly.

An overview of lean transformation in sterile processing

DECEMBER 2017
CBSPD Expiration: November 30, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: October 31, 2020

Proper use of marking tape; gravity v. vacuum; setting up a...

Ray Taurasi offers advice on the proper use of instrument marking tape, the difference between gravity and vacuum sterilizers, and placement of a new ultrasonic washer.

Significant updates made to ANSI/AAMI ST79

ANSI/AAMI ST79, “Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities” is now updated.

Making haste with controlling waste

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Effectively managing a healthcare organization’s waste stream doesn’t always and totally involve used products.

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.

The new age of visual inspection

Visual inspection of surgical instruments following decontamination is a universal requirement for surgical instrument reprocessing. Despite the ubiquity of the practice, visual inspection technology...