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Cardiothoracic surgeons and endocrinologists from Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, achieving Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) benchmarks for glycemic control may be irrelevant when perioperative continuous insulin infusion protocols are implemented.
After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E.
ATLANTA, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS') today announced a partnership with Siemens Healthcare expanding the reach of the Siemens health information system portfolio (including SoarianÂ®, INVISIONÂ® and MedSeries4Â®) into the perioperative environment, including the SIS Anesthesia solution.
ATLANTA, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems, recently honored clients exemplifying leadership and innovation in the surgery and anesthesia fields at the company's annual user conference, SIS Congress.
There are differences between adult and pediatric patients regarding the appropriate treatment and prevention efforts for health-care associated infections, highlighting a need for pediatric-specific quality measures to guide infection prevention and treatment practices.
An analysis of data on adherence to surgical care improvement measures finds that when analyzed as a composite infection-prevention score, the improvement measures were associated with a lower probability of postoperative infection.
A study by investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine published in this week's issue of JAMA found that public hospital comparison data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services does not accurately correlate with a patient's risk for surgical postoperative infection.