Tag Archives: Days

An Unvaccinated Oregon Boy Got Tetanus And Spent 57 Days In The Hospital, Costing Over $800K

Pictured here is the ‘Tdap’ vaccine, which protects again diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)Getty Hello tetanus, my old friend. Didn’t Darla Shine tweet that she wanted childhood diseases back? Well, tetanus would be one of the diseases making a comeback if vaccination rates continue to drop.… Read More »

Post-acute facility trims length of stay by 3-5 days with alerts tech

Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility in Methuen, Massachusetts, operated by Marquis Health Services, was reviewing hospital discharge summaries and relied on a patient’s or family’s memories to piece together a patient’s encounter history. THE PROBLEM Sometimes the provider organization also received input from a hospital’s external case manager, but consistently… Read More »