Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

May / June 2018 Issue of Beckers ICCQ

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May/June 2018 • Vol. 2018 No. 3 SAVE THE DATE Inside The Issue: How machine learning models are rapidly predicting C. diff infections p. 8 DOJ sues Wisconsin nursing home over mandatory flu shot policy p. 25 10 cities with longest, shortest patient wait times p. 40 How patients define 'good' healthcare across conditions p. 42 WHO warns of 'Disease X' — A deadly pathogen that doesn't exist yet p. 50 30-day readmission rates not 'final word' on hospital quality, study suggests p. 60 Will augmented reality in the OR reduce surgical errors? p. 63 The 56-second fix to reduce patient suffering 5 questions with Christy Dempsey, CNO of Press Ganey BECKER'S Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Healthcare providers oen overlook healthcare's fundamental goal — to alleviate suffering — amid the stress of increasing regulation, decreasing reimbursement and heightened attention to quality ratings. Yet, clinicians can significantly reduce suffering by simply connecting with patients in as little as 56 seconds. See the full story on page 32 70+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue Why the death of local newspapers is a disaster for outbreak surveillance Epidemiologists tasked with tracking infectious disease outbreaks rely heavily on information from local news sources, meaning they could be le with significant information gaps as local newspapers nation- wide continue to fold. See the full story on page 25 How Mass General physicians are learning to talk to patients about dying Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital is tapping a conversation guide to help physicians learn strategies for some of the most difficult discus- sions they have as care providers — telling patients they are dying. See the full story on page 34 Becker's Hospital Review Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference September 19 - 22, 2018 Hyatt Regency | Chicago, Illinois 200+ Great Hospital and Health System Executives Speaking with 255+ Speakers Total To learn more & register, visit:

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