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Select Medical Bolsters Commitment To Patient Safety And Quality

Leading Provider of Post-Acute Care Forms Component Patient Safety Organization MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical Holdings Corporation, the parent of Select Medical ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 06 Dec 2018

Quality and Patient Safety Remain Focus of Medical Center

MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot earned a ‘B’ in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group for the Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The Hospital Safety Grade is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the ...

Source: The Morning Sun
Published: 03 Dec 2018

Review of Evidence on Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Migraine: Efficacy, Safety, and Implications

that focused on efficacy and safety of gammaCore for treatment of migraine in humans. The search strategy was defined by search terms in PubMed using key terms and their respective variations and Medical Subject Headings equivalents for “noninvasive vagu ...

Source: The American Journal of Managed Care
Published: 12 Dec 2018

AIIMS Bhubaneswar to host national seminar on patient safety, quality health care on Dec 8

The expert doctors will discuss these aspects because safety and quality are fundamental to ... Reba Kanungo from Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Ashish K Jha and Sarthak Das from ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 01 Dec 2018

Assessment of Overall Survival, Quality of Life, and Safety Benefits Associated With New Cancer Medicines

INTERVENTIONS: Sixty-two new molecular entities with a primary oncology indication. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: Overall survival (OS), quality of life (QoL), and safety. RESULTS: Of the 62 new active cancer molecules approved by the FDA and EMA between ...

Source: UroToday
Published: 09 Dec 2018

In recognition of its achievements in patient safety and quality,...

In recognition of its achievements in patient safety and quality, Waldo County General Hospital has been named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the first time since 2009. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged ...

Source: Topix
Published: 05 Dec 2018

Top 10 infection control, patient safety stories in November

Insects found in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Detroit captured readers' attention the most in November. Here are the 10 most-read stories from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control for the month, beginning with the most popular.

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Published: 30 Nov 2018

Patient complaints reveal quality and safety 'blind spots' in healthcare delivery

The researchers found complaints were particularly valuable in identifying problems before admission to hospital—such as cancelled medical appointments ... despite containing valuable information on quality and safety, healthcare complaints are currently ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 05 Oct 2018

Crossing the Quality Chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative

The reports released during this phase—To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System (1999) and Crossing the Quality Chasm ... Americans die each year from medical errors and effectively put the issue of patient safety and quality on the radar ...

Source: iom
Published: 19 Oct 2018

Arizona could test medical marijuana for quality, reduce fees for users

PHOENIX — A Lake Havasu City senator figures it’s the state’s obligation to ensure medical-marijuana buyers are getting ... “I want to concentrate on customer safety,” he said. Moldy marijuana is a slightly different question.

Source: Arizona Daily Star
Published: 29 Jan 2018

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME ... which includes advocating for quality patient care and optimal patient care systems; working in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety and improve patient care quality; and ...

Published: 18 May 2018

Getting Quality Medical Care

But if you're looking for a new doctor and health plan, or a hospital that offers quality care, where do you go? Are there any "report cards" for health care? The answer is yes. To start with, you need to know how doctors, medical specialists, hospitals ...

Published: 20 Jan 2018

Punishing medical errors won’t improve hospital safety or quality

Joseph Ibrahim works for Monash University in an academic role involving teaching and research. He receives funding from Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) and Commonwealth Department of Health.

Source: The Conversation
Published: 16 Mar 2017

Wexner Medical Center widely recognized for quality care, safety, patient satisfaction

Statement from Susan Moffatt-Bruce, M.D., Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, and Andrew Thomas, M.D., Chief Medical Officer “The faculty, staff and administration of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center collaborate on a daily basis to ...

Published: 09 May 2017

British Medical Journal Quality and Safety

BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care) is an international peer review publication providing, news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians and healthcare managers. It encourages innovation and creative thinking to ...

Published: 19 Feb 2017

Handover Structure and Quality in the Acute Medical Assessment Unit: A Prospective Observational Study.

Objectives: Inadequate patient handovers are associated with the occurrence of medical errors. The objective of the present study was to explore the structure and quality of handovers in the acute medical assessment unit. Methods: A prospective ...

Source: LWW Journals
Published: 04 Nov 2017

Uptake Medical's BTVA has best safety profile per German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare (IQWiG)

BERLIN, Sept. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Germany's Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare (IQWiG) recently published a commissioned study that assessed the available surgical and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction options for patients with severe ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 04 Sep 2017

A mark of medical safety and quality

Health-care organisations in the UAE are working to create a safe and high-quality medical care system and to prevent mistakes that can endanger patient safety. However, considering the complexity of such systems and the vulnerability of patients to human ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 16 Mar 2014

Toshiba Medical Introduces New CT System that Ensures Healthcare Providers Don’t Have to Choose Between High-Quality CT Images and Patient Safety

Offering healthcare providers a CT system with complete clinical capability, Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, introduces its new Aquilion TM Prime SP. The CT system features advanced imaging technology from Toshiba Medical’s high-end CT systems ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 27 Nov 2017

Orthopaedic surgery report provides transparency on patient safety, quality initiatives

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and director of the outcomes program. "This focus links our whole institution and, by making our Department's results public, we hope to show the impact safety and quality initiatives have on ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 10 Feb 2012

Reducing medical errors, one patient at a time

medical records, and clinical decision aids and support programs at the bedside. Australia has been at the forefront of these initiatives, with the establishment of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2006 prompting a range of ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 09 Mar 2014

Atrium Health receives award for innovation in patient safety and clinical quality

Atrium Health continues to be recognized for quality and safety achievements by national organizations ... Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical ...

Source: Independent Tribune
Published: 26 Nov 2018

ALARIS Medical Expands Its Guardrails Safety Software Suite with Continuous Quality Improvement Analysis Capabilities

ALARIS Medical Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ALARIS Medical Inc. (AMEX: AMI), announced today that it has expanded its standard suite of proprietary software applications for the Medley(TM) Medication Safety System with the addition of the ...

Source: Business Wire
Published: 10 Mar 2003

CORRECTING and REPLACING Tenet Appoints Regional Chief Medical Officers to Promote Quality Care and Patient Safety at its Hospitals

TENET APPOINTS REGIONAL CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS TO PROMOTE QUALITY CARE AND PATIENT SAFETY AT ITS HOSPITALS Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) announced today that the company has appointed physicians to serve in the newly created positions of chief ...

Source: Business Wire
Published: 15 Apr 2004

Johns Hopkins study suggests medical errors are third-leading cause of death in U.S.

Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that ... surpasses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's third leading cause of death—respiratory disease, which kills ...

Source: HUB
Published: 03 May 2016

It’s Time To Warranty The Quality And Safety Of Medical Devices

When you put it together, you have medical devices whose quality and safety record are uncertain being put into people where the devices can conspire with one another—if they’re not already being sent nefarious instructions by cyberterrorists—with ...

Source: Twin Cities Business
Published: 19 Dec 2014

Doctor who testified for chemical-industry front group gives up his license

“For a doctor to lose his license is a huge blow – and a sorrowful day,” said Suzanne Mager, attorney for Washington’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission ... Heimbach’s work for Citizens for Fire Safety, an organization the Tribune exposed ...

Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: 23 May 2014

Americans are closely divided over value of medical treatments, but most agree costs are a big problem

At the same time, a substantial majority considers quality health care unaffordable ... About half of Americans (49%) say the slow pace in evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments is a big problem. Some 46% say a big problem is ...

Source: Pew Research Center
Published: 09 Jul 2018