Healthcare-Associated Infections

Panel endorses patient safety quality measures

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A set of 14 patient safety measures seeking to curb preventable errors in healthcare settings has been approved by a national standards-setting organization.

HHS healthcare-associated infection reduction plan is open for public comments

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The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comments on its updated action plan — which includes efforts in nursing homes — to reduce or eliminate healthcare-associated infections.

New rule would crack down on payments for facility-acquired 'conditions'

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would deny states federal money—of any amount—to help cover costs associated with adverse hospital-acquired conditions.

AHRQ gives $34 million to nursing homes, other settings to fight healthcare-associated infections

AHRQ gives $34 million to nursing homes, other settings to fight healthcare-associated infections

The Health and Human Service's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said it will be giving $34 million to projects working to prevent healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities, hospitals, ambulatory care settings and end-stage renal disease facilities.

Reporting program for healthcare-associated infections difficult to implement, study finds

Reporting program for healthcare-associated infections difficult to implement, study finds

Establishing a program for mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections is a challenge for a number of states, according to an analysis from the National Conference of State Legislators.