Posts by Jonathan DiGiulio

Here's what we know about Amazon's foray into healthcare

Amazon Healthcare

Original Post @ www.beckershospitalreview.com By: Alia Paavola Speculation about Amazon’s entry into healthcare has been rampant for years, but recent announcements by the e-commerce giant make it clear that it’s jumping into the healthcare arena in a big way. Here’s a breakdown of Amazon’s healthcare ventures, acquisitions, hiring trends and product developments reported by Becker’s Hospital Review. The…

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Amazon has a secret health tech team called 1492

Healthcare News

Becker’s Healthcare | Julie Spitzer | July 27, 2017 “Amazon reportedly has a secret healthcare team exploring new technology opportunities in healthcare, including both hardware and software projects, according to CNBC. The experimental lab is headquartered in Seattle and named 1492, two sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. Its team of researchers is looking at ways to…

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Brain-Infecting Parasite Has Now Spread To 5 More Florida Counties

Posted on Delish: http://www.delish.com/ If you live in (or are taking a trip to) Florida, listen up. You have a new reason to be squeamish around rats and snails—they could be carrying a life-threatening parasite. A new study found that rat lungworm, a brain-infecting parasite, is spreading throughout the Sunshine State, according to the Huffington Post. Rat…

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Seeking Dynamic – High Energy – Leadership Oriented Risk Management Professionals

Risk Management Opportunities

The Clinical Risk Manager is responsible for the daily risk management activities, including investigating, managing and analyzing risk management data; complying with risk management standards of The Joint Commission, and other accrediting agencies. RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinates the risk management program to meet the needs of the institution • Performs investigation of potentially reportable incidents •…

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

Berríos-Torres, Sandra I.; Umscheid, Craig A.; JAMA Surg. Published online May 3, 2017 Abstract “Importance  The human and financial costs of treating surgical site infections (SSIs) are increasing. The number of surgical procedures performed in the United States continues to rise, and surgical patients are initially seen with increasingly complex comorbidities. It is estimated that approximately…

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Choose from one of our outstanding acute care experienced Infection Preventionists!

Featured Infection Preventionists

Choose from one of our outstanding acute care experienced Infection Preventionists for your short or long-term interim assignment. These highly experienced professionals can perform: Accreditation / Survey Readiness Coverage during a hiring period at the sole practitioner, team member or leadership levels Infection Prevention support services / custom projects Responses to statement of deficiencies to…

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The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

Data

Rachel Z. Arndt of Modern Healthcare: “Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information,…

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