Pembroke Podiatrist’s license suspended over concerns about infection control practices

 

A New Hampshire medical board has suspended the license of a Pembroke podiatrist who has offices in Concord and Peterborough. There will be a public hearing on the emergency suspension Sept. 17 to determine the future of the emergency suspension and whether disciplinary sanctions should be imposed.

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Ebola Outbreak, CMS’ Efforts Boosting Infection-Control Tech Use

 

The survey was conducted in August and included responses from nearly 1, 000 clinical and hospital leaders (Hall, FierceHealthIT, 9/11). Survey FindingsThe survey found that 72% of hospital leaders said they have not actively monitored HAI rates effectively with manual reporting and understaffed coordination. According to the survey, hospital leaders said that prior to the Ebola outbreak, they were more focused on electronic health records, interoperability, security and revenue cycle initiatives.

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Top 10 infection control stories, September 1-5

 

Which cities have the highest hospital readmission rates? Are US hospitals prepared for potential Ebola patients? Viewpoint: Why 14th century Venice may hold the key to overcoming the Ebola epidemic.

The following are the most popular stories on infection control and clinical quality from Becker’s Hospital Review for the week of Sept. 1, starting with the most-accessed.

1. Nebraska Medical Center receives Ebola patient

2. 50 hospitals with the fastest patient aid

3. Which cities have the highest hospital readmission rates?

4. Are US hospitals prepared for potential Ebola patients? 7 statistics

5. How MetroHealth Medical Center reduced HAIs by 38%

6. Viewpoint: Why 14th century Venice may hold the key to overcoming the Ebola epidemic

7. CMS to investigate Parkland Memorial Hospital patient safety issue

8. Hand hygiene education programs: Is once enough?

9. Study: Risk factors for pneumococcal disease increased over 10 years

10. 13 most common healthcare-associated infections

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