Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. The observance is a key component of CDC’s efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities and health care facilities. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections.
Join us in promoting National Health IT Week September 26-30, 2016 in your organization and community. National Health IT Week seeks to raise awareness of the power of health information technology to improve the health and health care of patients across the nation.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has released a joint statement on physician-led team-based surgical care that identifies that redesigned perioperative care models should be based on what is best for the patient, individual institutions, and practitioners.
According to HHS, “One of the biggest current threats to health information privacy is the serious compromise of the integrity and availability of data caused by malicious cyber-attacks on electronic health information systems, such as through ransomware.”