Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, flanked by leaders of major hospitals, private companies, and medical associations, unveiled Partnership for Patients – an initiative that aims to improve healthcare quality by integration of patient care, widescale implementation of evidence-based best practices for reducing medical errors and adverse events, and utilization of health information technology. Concretely, the initiative has two initial aspirations: reducing the
Would a combination of bleach and ultraviolet light sanitize hospital rooms? How might medical practitioners distinguish patients who need antibiotics from those who do not? What, if any, strategy could be implemented to anticipate when medical devices increase a patient’s risk of infection? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded $10 million to
Last week we officially launched the Pneumococcal Modeling (PneuMOD) Project on the CDDEP website. Publications and tools will be continually added as the project proceeds, but to kick things off we would like to provide the necessary background for the project and examine the global burden and epidemiology of pneumococcal diseases.