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  1. Association of a Bundled Intervention with Surgical Site Infections Among Patients Undergoing Cardiac, Hip, or Knee Surgery
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that use of a preoperative infection prevention bundle can significantly reduce the occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections.
  2. Tech Rivalries Impede Digital Medical Record Sharing
    This New York Times article explores the challenges associated with sharing medical information between clinics, hospitals, labs and sometimes even within the walls of the same facility. Learn more about recent legislation being considered by Congress that could make ‘information blocking” a federal offense punishable by fines of up to $10,000 per incident.
  3. Let’s Celebrate Nurses by Reining in Patient Satisfaction
    One physician, author responds to the article, The Problem with Satisfied Patients, published in Atlantic in April. His commentary points out the importance of asking questions that provoke answers and feedback truly relevant to care quality and outcomes.