Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Vizzia Technologies Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

Vizzia Technologies, a provider of managed real-time location systems (RTLS) for health care organizations, announced it has been selected for Inc. Magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000 list.

Vizzia’s three-year revenue growth of 104 percent earned the company its first-time ranking on the Inc. 5000 list at No. 3,583.

“The Inc. 5000 recognition is one of several key milestones that Vizzia has achieved in 2018. Earlier this year, Vizzia was selected as a “Top 40” innovative technology company by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the largest state technology trade association in North America. Vizzia deployed a patient workflow solution at one of California’s largest emergency trauma centers. The company also launched an innovative stroke patient workflow application in collaboration with a nationally acclaimed comprehensive stroke center,” according to a news release.

“Vizzia is honored to be one of 59 health technology companies named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list,” said Andrew L. Halasz, founder and CEO of Vizzia Technologies. “This designation recognizes the dedication of our longtime employees and strong collaboration with our valued healthcare clients nationwide.”

Founded in 2005 by a former General Electric executive, Vizzia is focused on leveraging best practices that improve enterprise efficiencies and patient outcomes for leading health care organizations.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at



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