All posts by: Chris Hermann

Concierge Contact Tracing

A few years ago, I had a patient who was admitted with minor blunt trauma following a motor vehicle crash. A couple of days later, while preparing her for discharge, I noticed a cough. The patient mentioned that she…

21st century hospital

Americans from the Silent or Greatest Generation (born roughly before 1945) have, until recently, made up a disproportionate number of healthcare patients as they age. These seniors tend to listen to their doctors, obediently follow their healthcare system’s rules,…

How Can You Increase Hand Hygiene Performance?

A few weeks ago, we published The Top 5 Real (and Surprising) Reasons Clinicians Don’t Clean Their Hands. With The Joint Commission’s new, stringent hand hygiene standards, this is more critical than it’s ever been. Today, we’d like to…