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July 27, 2018 News Headlines

Innovation Spotlight—Mohawk Valley Health System Curtails CLABSIs

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), which can occur during medical treatment when bacteria or other germs enter patients’ bloodstreams through their catheter, causes thousands of deaths annually and costs hospitals almost $46,000 per instance. Yet many cases of CLABSI are preventable.

In January 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) formed a CLABSI process improvement team to prevent these dangerous infections. To learn more this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  


Innovation Spotlight—Olean General Hospital Advocates for Early Hepatitis B Vaccinations in Newborns

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) expects 80% compliance for newborn hepatitis B vaccinations within 12 hours of birth. In 2015, Olean General Hospital was just reaching that goal and noting high rates of hepatitis B vaccine declinations, mainly due to poor parental education on vaccine myths and physician recommendations that conflicted with best practices for early protection of newborns against hepatitis B exposure.

Olean General Hospital launched re-education aimed at increasing vaccinations. To learn more this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.