Home News September, 2015

Patients Give Thumbs-Up to Online Post-op Visits

Surgeons agree: Virtual consultations can be just as effective as in-person visits.
Published: September 24, 2015

Hospital: No Infections Found in Children Treated with Dirty Surgical Instruments

The Seattle Children's Hospital says 2,000 of the 12,000 patients at risk have been tested and cleared so far.
Published: September 23, 2015

What to Make of These Bair Hugger Lawsuits

Should you be concerned that forced-air warmers could cause SSIs?
Published: September 23, 2015

New Law Tightens Regulation of California Surgical Centers

Legislation calls for unannounced accreditation inspections, mandatory 2-year physician peer reviews and more sharing of information.
Published: September 22, 2015

Florida Health System Settles Stark Law, False Claims Allegations for $69.5 Million

Broward Health allegedly rewarded physicians for referrals and penalized them for accepting charity cases.
Published: September 16, 2015

Hospital Terminates Medical Assistant, Citing Surgical Wound as Infection Risk

Court rules hospital's "ambiguous" infection control policy not enough to terminate employee.
Published: September 16, 2015

When Patients Have to Pay the Difference, They Choose Less Expensive ASCs for Care

Study shows the value of reference-based insurance.
Published: September 15, 2015

UnitedHealthcare Settles Underpayment Lawsuit

Improper rates stiffed California's out-of-network ASCs.
Published: September 14, 2015

Alzheimer's May Be Transmissible, Study Finds

Prion proteins related to Alzheimer's stick tightly to metal surfaces and can survive extreme sterilization procedures.
Published: September 10, 2015

Wireless Sensor in Implants May Help Battle Against SSIs

Device would detect presence of pathogenic antigens.
Published: September 10, 2015

Here Are Outpatient Surgery Magazine's Best of the Best in Surgery

These 7 facilities exemplify teamwork and collaboration in the OR.
Published: September 9, 2015

Pentax, Hospital Targeted in Duodenoscope-Related Suit

Family of woman who died in 2013 claims wrongful death.
Published: September 3, 2015

Calif. Doc Behind Bars for Supply Theft

$25K Kaiser heist brings new charges for repeat offender.
Published: September 3, 2015

Common Pre-op Tests Not Needed Before Most Operations

Study suggests more than 90% of bleeding disorder screenings are a waste of healthcare resources.
Published: September 2, 2015

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