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January 29, 2009

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HHS issues final rule for implementing ICD-10
Checklist reduces surgical complications, mortality
Patient satisfaction data on Joint Commission site
CDC report finds high burden of STDs
Survey: Americans view healthcare reform as priority
Group issues healthcare workforce forum summary
HHS issues final rule for implementing ICD-10
  The Department of Health and Human Services released its final rule to replace the ICD-9-CM code sets used to report healthcare diagnoses and procedures in electronic healthcare transactions, with a compliance deadline of October 1, 2013. More
Checklist reduces surgical complications, mortality
  A surgical safety checklist reduced surgery-related complications and death by more than one-third when implemented at eight hospitals around the world, according to a new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. More
Patient satisfaction data on Joint Commission site
  Those seeking information about how patients perceive the care they received at a particular hospital can now find this information on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check Web site: More
CDC report finds high burden of STDs
  Reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States exceeded 1.4
million in 2007, according to an annual report by the CDC. More
Survey: Americans view healthcare reform as priority
  Americans rank action on healthcare as an important part of efforts to stem the
impact of the economic recession, according to a national survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. More
Group issues healthcare workforce forum summary
  The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, has issued an executive summary from its recent Thought Leader Forum on healthcare workforce issues, which covered topics ranging from labor shortages to employee engagement and diversity. More

Management CE: Influenza season: Are you ready?
  Seasonal flu refers to the anticipated outbreak of influenza that occurs each year, usually in late fall and winter. Are you ready? More

Catheter-Associated UTI Knowledge Center: Improving Practice, Improving Outcomes
  Catheter-associated UTI can seriously hinder your patient's recovery and add days to their hospital stay. Recent changes in Medicare reimbursement related to hospital-acquired, catheter-associated UTI has become an issue for nursing staffs. Learn strategies to prevent and treat UTI in your patients through free CE credit, webcasts and more... Visit this Knowledge Center Now

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