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Opinion: New approach to patient safety called Safety II

Here are the four things you need to know: 1. Ms. Merandi, medication safety officer of Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Dr. Bartman, associate medical director of quality improvement at Nationwide Children's, have improved their ...

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa

Every year, millions of patients die or are injured because of unsafe and poor-quality health care ... The economic costs of medical errors are astronomical and the investments needed to improve patient safety pale into insignificance compared with ...

Published: 20 Jun 2018

Joint Commission International Launches New Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Service

Dr. Leonhardt is a board-certified preventive medicine physician and has researched infection prevention, patient and medication safety, and public health. She has held the positions of vice president of Clinical Quality, vice president of Patient ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 12 Jun 2018

Call for Papers Now Open For 6th Annual National Post-Acute Care Safety and Quality Summit

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical today announced a Call for Papers for the 6 th Annual National Post-Acute Care Safety and Quality Summit taking place October 8-10, 2018 at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington D.C ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 16 May 2018

Stress on patient safety and quality medical care

Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari: Quality and safety of health service basis for health system development. The State of Qatar, under the wise leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has made quality and ...

Source: Gulf Times
Published: 25 Sep 2017

Medical device vulnerabilities threaten patient safety: 4 things to know

Any healthcare device that connects to the internet is vulnerable for hacking and could pose a threat to patient safety, according to Renal and ... "“In the emerging practice of medical hijacking, hackers and cyber adversaries have figured out those ...

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Hunterdon Medical Center earns high scores in patient safety and quality care

Communication, teamwork and highly trained doctors and staff are the foundation for success at Hunterdon Medical Center ... A: Communication and teamwork are key to patient safety and quality care. HMC uses TeamSTEPPS, a program of the Agency for ...

Published: 03 Aug 2017

Trinity Medical Center recognized for GI quality & safety

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Trinity Medical Center's Gastrointestinal Laboratory for Digestive Diseases as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality ...

Source: ABC 33/40 News
Published: 24 Oct 2017

Quality and safety of blood products

Biological medicines such as blood products and related in vitro diagnostic tests are life-saving components of every day medical practice worldwide ... Harmonization on quality assurance and safety of blood products calls for a quality assurance system ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 26 May 2018

Pura Naturals : Engages Alternative Medical Therapeutics Evaluation Expert, Dr. David Anderson, to Review the Quality and Safety of Eco-Friendly...

Pura Naturals Engages Alternative Medical Therapeutics Evaluation Expert, Dr. David Anderson, to Review the Quality and Safety of Eco-Friendly Products Keywords for this news article include: Chemical, Animal Testing.

Source: 4-Traders
Published: 21 Nov 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: 20 Mar 2016

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

Memorial Medical Center becomes first hospital in Illinois to win national award for quality, safety

Memorial Medical Center received the American Hospital Association’s top national award for quality and safety on Thursday ... are competitive on the national level,” he told The State Journal-Register in an interview earlier this week.

Source: The State Journal-Register
Published: 14 Jul 2016

Shady Grove Medical Center Neonatology Team Wins Quality and Patient Safety Excellence Award

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, the national health solutions partner specializing in neonatal and other pediatric services, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, radiology, pediatric cardiology and other physician and management services, is pleased to ...

Source: Business Wire
Published: 27 May 2016

Psychologists analyze links between provider burnout, quality of care, patient safety

quantitatively analyze the links between health care provider burnout and health care quality and safety across medical disciplines. The meta-analysis of 82 studies focused on links between burnout and quality as well as between burnout and safety.

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 14 Dec 2016

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

Herbal supplements should be tested for safety, researchers say, questioning quality of drugs

The researchers found the regulation of herbal products in Australia remained relatively lax, and that the content and quality ... medical devices When Takata airbags were recalled, the manufacturers were able to tell motorists which models had the faulty ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 06 Feb 2017

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville Earns Fourth-Straight ‘A’ for Patient Safety, Quality Care

BROWNSVILLE – Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville has earned its fourth consecutive overall “A” for hospital patient safety. It was announced in a recent nationwide survey released by a prominent industry data collection service. The survey was ...

Source: KRGV
Published: 06 Dec 2016

Safety, quality concerns land Upstate Medical and Oswego hospitals on report card's "watch list"

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A high number of safety issues, complications and patient deaths ... Dr. David Duggan, Upstate's medical director and chief quality officer, said the numbers used in the report are outdated and are imprecise because they are based on ...

Published: 05 Sep 2011

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

NYU Langone Recognized As Top 10 Academic Medical Center for Patient Safety and Quality by University Healthsystem Consortium

Newswise — NYU Langone Medical Center ranked 8th among the top academic medical centers in the country for patient safety and quality on the University HealthSystem Consortium's (UHC) "2012 Quality and Accountability Performance Scorecard.” In addition ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 17 Sep 2012

National Quality and Safety Study Ranks Rush University Medical Center Among Top Performing Academic Medical Centers in the Country

National Quality and Safety Study Ranks Rush University Medical Center Among Top Performing Academic Medical Centers in the CountryOctober 24, 2014 Newswise — (CHICAGO) — Rush University Medical Center has received the UHC’s (University HealthSystem ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 31 Oct 2014

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

No One Is Free From Harm: Applying lessons from perfect patient care to broader quality and safety improvement

and the academic medical center where he had been admitted rushed him into the ICU. We were sure we were going to lose him because recovery rates from adult respiratory distress syndrome, acute renal failure and overwhelming sepsis are not high. Quality in ...

Source: Modern Healthcare
Published: 24 Mar 2018

2013 Up and Comers: Dr. Peter Fleischut

For his accomplishments, Fleischut won a place in Modern Healthcare's 2013 class of Up and ... After his residency, Fleischut was named the Weill Cornell Medical Center's deputy quality and patient safety officer, a position he has held since 2010.

Source: Modern Healthcare
Published: 21 Sep 2013

Tru-D SmartUVC Provides Added Safety and Quality to Patient Care at Jupiter Medical Center

Unique investment will protect patients and staff with 99.9 percent efficacy JUPITER, Fla. - Jupiter Medical Center recently bolstered its patient and staff safety measures with two Tru-D SmartUVC robots. Tru-D SmartUVC hard at work at Jupiter Medical ...

Source: Thomasnet News
Published: 29 Jan 2016

Guardian Flight Makes Agreement With Baldwin Safety & Compliance

UT-based critical care air medical transport company. This arrangement is “a perfect example of how the technology, expertise, and customer-specific support systems we provide extend beyond simply operational safety to all aspects of Safety and Quality ...

Source: Aero-News Network
Published: 11 Apr 2018

Outside Opinion: Medical tourism could improve quality, accessibility and safety of health care globally

We hear about medical tourism, and often in disparaging terms ... It does little to affect, one way or the other, the general availability, quality or cost of health care. Also sometimes lumped into medical tourism is loosely the converse: overseas ...

Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: 11 Mar 2012

Why Physician Trainees Don't Report Possible Medical Errors

... questions about the safety of the care they see, most aren't comfortable challenging the providers who deliver it. There are several reasons for that reticence, a survey published in the American Journal of Medical Quality finds. A medical student is ...

Source: HealthLeaders Media
Published: 20 Oct 2016

St. Joseph Medical Center goes from D to A on hospital-safety report card

Tacoma’s St. Joseph Medical Center has earned an A for patient safety ... CHI Franciscan credited the participation of patients and families on quality and safety committees along with including specific safety measures in performance evaluations ...

Source: The News Tribune
Published: 07 Nov 2017