Latest Surgical Care Improvement Project Stories

2012-05-02 10:01:17

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. These findings will be presented at the Annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery on May 1 in San Francisco, CA. Currently, 40...

2011-10-31 10:00:00

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Southwest Surgical Hospital in Hurst, Texas, has hired Harold Siglar to fill the role of chief executive officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 30 years of senior leadership experience, Siglar will assume his new duties at Southwest Surgical Hospital immediately. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare...

2011-06-08 15:21:00

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 Soarian®, INVISION® and MedSeries4®) into the perioperative environment, including the SIS Anesthesia solution. With this agreement, SIS and Siemens address customers' specialized needs for managing the complete perioperative...

2011-05-09 15:10:00

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. The 2011 SIS Perioperative Leadership Awards were presented to clients who have significantly advanced operational, financial and clinical initiatives. Awards were given to the following institutions: Medcenter One...

2011-04-12 14:18:31

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, according to a commentary in the April 13 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on infectious disease and immunology. Camille Sabella, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, presented the commentary at a JAMA media...

2011-01-13 17:19:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons believes that given the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) focus on improving the value of health care, the proposed value-based purchasing rule it issued on January 7 is an important step toward improving the quality of care and patient outcomes while reducing complications and the cost of care. The College calls "most encouraging" the fact that in the proposed rule CMS states it will quickly move to...

2010-06-23 13:37:15

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. However, adherence to individual measures "“ the format of publicly reported performance data "“ was not associated with a significantly lower risk of infection, according to a study in the June 23/30 issue of JAMA. "The Surgical Care Improvement...

2010-06-23 13:33:10

Case Western Reserve study proposes revision to Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) reporting 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. The retrospective, cohort study of more than 400,000 patients from 398 hospitals...

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