Thursday, May 27, 2010

17 states report CLABSI rates. Why only 17?

The CDC just released the First State-Specific Healthcare-Associated Infections Summary Data Report, which focuses on CLABSI. HHS press release is available here. Needless to say, we are all disappointed with the rates here in Maryland given how hard the State and hospitals have worked at preventing these infections. No one seems more disappointed than Peter Pronovost. No excuses.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Eli,

    Did you see this piece of news? Reducing HAI is #1 on VA's top 26 Healthcare IT initiatives. It says more funding for the top ideas.

    http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1901

    Eileen

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  2. I hadn't seen that. That's good news. I do like the VA CPRS for medical records. I actually haven't seen anything that comes close to its utility. VAs innovation is not appreciated by the non-medical community.

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  3. I am just hoping that my company will get more funding from the VA to do infection control work :)

    Another interesting tidbit is a start-up company call Novophage Therapeutics that is developing new ways to reducing bacteria resistance to antibiotics through bioengineered bacteriophages.

    http://www.novophage.com/

    There is a Nature paper on it as well:
    http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v27/n12/abs/nbt.1591.html

    Eileen

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  4. Corrected link to Nature Paper

    http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v27/n12/abs/nbt.1591.html

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