Tag: Infection Control


Hospitals improve on infection control after COVID-19 spike: Leapfrog

November 6, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Overall, the latest report — the first to show hospital performance post-pandemic, according to Leapfrog — found 30% of hospitals attained an A grade, 24% scored a B, 39% earned a C, 7% received a D and fewer than 1% […]

Innovation, Research

Study reports low risk for COVID-19 in Emergency Medical Service personnel exposed to aerosol-generating procedures

July 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), healthcare providers working on the frontlines are a particularly high-risk group for infection. Though vaccination efforts prioritized this group, working directly with COVID-19 […]


Trump budget proposal cuts billions and would ‘devastate’ healthcare programs

May 24, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Despite criticism over his initial proposal in March that included huge cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Trump’s fleshed-out 2018 budget will slash billions from those […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Convenience the key to better vaccination rates

October 7, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

Rather than trying to change patients’ beliefs about vaccinations, doctors would be better served by making it easier for patients to get those shots, says a psychology professor. Research shows that behavior is less influenced by attempts to change a person’s […]


HHS reallocates $81M to fund fight against Zika

August 12, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

No longer able to wait for a deadlocked Congress to allocate necessary funds to fight Zika, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell took the matter into her own hands Thursday and announced she will reallocate $81 […]