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 •  August 29, 2017

ivWatch LLC, which offers continuous monitoring devices for the early detection of peripheral IV infiltrations, has been awarded an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient Inc. The device can help in early detection of peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation events The Innovative Technology contracts are reserved for technologies that...

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 •  October 24, 2016

Patients at rural hospitals are less likely to develop a healthcare-associated infection than those admitted to urban hospitals, according to a new federal report. It also found rural hospitals were making big strides in care coordination. The Department of Health and Human Services analysis, issued Wednesday, compared performance of rural and...

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 •  March 24, 2016

A new payment model released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations by amping up the medical treatments skilled nursing facilities are able to provide. The model, part of the CMS' “Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents”, would boost payments to...

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 •  January 27, 2016

entrotech life sciences said it has received FDA 510k clearance of ChloraDerm™, which is a product for wound and catheter site protection. The film dressing is the first to include the Chlorhexidine Advantage™; a safe, colophony-and acid-free chlorhexidine matrix, the company said. "Whether it is our lifesaving combat medical products or bedside...

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 •  January 19, 2016

Skilled nursing facility residents who are readmitted to the hospital are twice as likely to die in the 30 days following hospital discharge than those who stayed in the SNF, according to a new study. The study, conducted by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, reviewed more than 3,200 cases of patients whose hospitalizations were...

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 •  November 11, 2015

Hospi Corporation has released a new Macy Catheter Tray. It is the only device designed solely for ongoing rectal delivery of medications and fluids, the company said. The Macy Catheter is used in the hospice/palliative care settings for medications or ...