Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)Podcast

The Patient Hot Zone | Darrel Hicks

Darrel Hicks is internationally recognized as one of the subject matter experts in infection prevention and control as it relates to cleaning. He has written and published numerous articles in professional and healthcare related journals as part of his commitment to providing a cleaner, safer and healthier indoor environment. Darrel has a specific interest in soft

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Understanding Infectious Agents in the Environment | Dr. Syed Sattar and Bahram Zargar

What happens to an infectious agent once it leaves the human body? Well, it ends up in our cars, airplanes, food, water and soil. If we know how that contagion behaves “in the wild”, then we’ll be able to kill it, filter it, or otherwise prevent it from proliferating, and potentially improve the lives of

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Redefining Sepsis | Michael Ackerman

Sepsis is not an infection. Rather, it’s your bodies overwhelming reaction to an infection and can lead to some serious health issues. In fact, sepsis is the #1 cause of death for patients in hospitals. Sepsis definitions and protocols have been around for some time, but have been undergoing major changes. Additionally, sepsis is under

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Lessons on Infection Control and Healthcare Sales from the Man with the High-Tech Pillow | David Woolfson

There are two things I can say for sure. First, healthcare-associated infections (HAI) cause a lot of suffering and cost a lot of money. Second, it’s really hard to sell into healthcare, even when you have an innovative product that attacks a well-known problem in a common-sense way. On this episode, we get to dive

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Shining a Light on C. diff – Christian John Lillis

Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-um dif-uh-SEEL), often called C. difficile or C. diff impacts 453,000 people every year. And with 29,000 associated deaths, it takes more lives than AIDS and drunk-driving combined. Yet, most people have never even heard of it. That’s a big problem because you can’t protect yourself from a threat when you don’t even know it

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Why Hand Hygiene Matters – Tamás Haidegger

Hand hygiene is the number one line of defense when it comes to controlling the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and infectious disease.  Since we know that antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance is on the rise, and few new antibiotics are being developed, it becomes exceedingly important that we prevent people from acquiring these infections in the

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Using Barrier Technology to Stop the Spread of Infectious Disease – Rik Heller

Rik Heller is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Wello.  A self-confessed technology and healthcare geek, Rik has also been called the Grandfather of Active RFID and holds many patents in this area that are licensed globally. With a background in math and electrical engineering, he has been working in healthcare since 1989. In 1999

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Infection Prevention and Control with Niall Wallace and Michael Diamond

The #HCBiz Show first address the topic of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in July 2016 when we asked Infonaut founder Niall Wallace the question: Why are we losing the battle to hospital-acquired infections? From that post/interview: Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) are a big deal in US healthcare: They cost U.S. hospitals as much as $45 Billion per


The #HCBiz Show! A New Podcast on the Business of Healthcare

The premise behind #HCBiz was, and still is, that we can’t “just innovate”. Sure, you may have a great idea, an all-star team and execute flawlessly, but if you don’t understand the complex dynamics of the healthcare business you’ll never get traction. It’ll seem that the system is broken and the people inside of it

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Health Plans Take Another Hit on Provider Directory Accuracy

CMS completed the first of three planned reviews of health plan Provider Directory Accuracy and the results were not good.  A few stats jump out: Nearly half of provider directory locations listed were inaccurate. (i.e. provider was not at the location listed, phone number was incorrect, or provider was not accepting new patients when the directory indicated