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Nationwide cyberattack brings down Irish hospital IT and radiology systems

The attack has led the country to shut down its five radiology centers

Congress introduces federal nurse-to-patient staffing ratio bill

Aims at helping RNs successfully care for a safe number of patients at a time

Acquisitions driving up Medicare spending on hospital-based imaging: study

Sent spending up $40 million over a four-year period

Hospital-employed physicians more likely to prescribe inappropriate MR scans

Study points to pressure by healthcare systems to make more revenue

With AI, researchers teach robots to stay out of the way in busy ERs

Allows them to support emergency workflow without causing disruptions

GE gets FDA nod for AIR Recon DL on 7T MR scanner

Enabling faster scans with sharper, less noisy images

Patient monitors evolve during pandemic

A look around at the latest solutions entering the market, and how COVID-19 has impacted their evolution

CMS warns hospitals they must disclose prices of care to consumers

Around two-thirds of the largest U.S. providers have not complied with the hospital price transparency final rule

Walmart to acquire telehealth provider MeMD

Will offer customers nationwide access to virtual urgent, behavioral and primary care

Three unrecommended preventive services cost Medicare $325 million annually

Researchers examine seven patient-specific services graded D by USPSTF

Infection Control Corner

How perfect storms sometimes create perfect opportunities

March 12, 2021

Looking at the silver lining in COVID-19

Changing hospital work practices — alert for construction workers

August 19, 2020

Infection control practices in the COVID-19 era

Legionella exposure is real and can happen anywhere

May 29, 2019

Understanding the uptick in cases, and how to stay safe

Flu vaccines for staffers are part of patient safety

August 29, 2018

An often overlooked part of infection control

Rural hospital patient safety benefits and survival prescription

June 20, 2018

In the rural setting, hospital infections are fewer

HAIs shrink as trend for outpatient facilities grows

April 06, 2018

An unanticipated benefit of spreading out the patient population

Reducing infections in young patients

March 20, 2018

There are special considerations to make when ensuring sanitary care for children

Assessing the indirect costs of HAIs

November 08, 2017

Internal costs from $25,000 to $45,000 per incident are only the beginning

The unique challenges of keeping the MR environment clean

October 06, 2017

Eliminating bacteria in the magnetically charged MR suite

Gene-editing technology may cure deadly diseases

September 13, 2017

Assessing the game-changing potential of CRISPR

Training and empowerment are the keys to providing quality care

August 11, 2017

Understanding strategies for reducing the rate of HAIs

CMS considers making hospital inspection outcomes public

July 14, 2017

Agencies are not uncovering as many violations as government inspectors are finding

Infection Control Corner: Bacteria hits the floor

June 09, 2017

Floors are an under-appreciated source of pathogen dissemination

Five new products and innovations to reduce the danger of infections

May 19, 2017

The focus on HAIs is having a clear impact on the medical marketplace

The HAI tipping point has been reached

February 08, 2017

Change is required immediately