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Clinician Support: Five Years of Lessons Learned

The “second victim” phenomenon is a serious consequence of any healthcare role. As many as half of all healthcare providers will experience the impact of the second victim phenomenon at least once during their careers (Seys et al., 2013).

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Reducing Interruption Fatigue with Advanced Alarm-Safety Middleware

In a report by the National Academy of Sciences, caution is drawn to system-related issues surrounding the nurse-work environment, stating that interruptions of nurse-work processes may compromise patient safety (Page, 2004).

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Breaking Down Silos with the Perioperative Surgical Home

In 1967, there was an important development in healthcare: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model. Nearly half a century ago, pioneering physicians saw the need to facilitate continuity throughout the patient care journey.

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Providers in the Loop: Preventing Falls across the Continuum of Care

Falls are a huge health problem plaguing the senior patient population, and they are often preventable. While falls most often occur at home, providers can help patients while they are still in the hospital take steps to avoid the falls that cause so many readmissions.

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Editor's Notebook: More Like Birds than Rocks

At the beginning of Rx: The Quiet Revolution, Doug Eby, MD, vice president of medical services at Southcentral Foundation in Alaska, tells a parable about a physician, a rock, a bird, and a target painted on a wall.

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Health IT & Quality: Getting Ahead

The recent release of the Meaningful Use Stage 3 guidelines signifies the waning influence of the HITECH Act on the direction of healthcare information technology (HIT).

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Mobile Technlogy: Update Clinical Communication Strategy, Not Just the BYOD Policy

Step into most healthcare facilities and you will notice that while community physicians are openly using their smartphones, employed clinicians are carrying voice-only phones, multiple pagers, or wearable voice-activated two-way communication devices provided by their employers.

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ISMP: Strengthen Your Resolve: No Unlabeled Containers Anywhere, Ever!

Just when you think you’ve made significant headway with a persistent unsafe practice, an error creeps up, and disappointment sets in. The error serves to remind you just how vulnerable patients are to human error and to expose...

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Patient Education: Better Patient Education for Improved Engagement and Compliance

Solid patient education strategies are foundational to improved compliance and success with national patient engagement initiatives. Numerous regulatory requirements—Meaningful Use, Value-Based Purchasing, and...

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Healthcare Analytics: Putting Data to Good Use

Clinical intelligence and the role of analytics in supporting a data-driven, constantly improving system are key aspects of healthcare.

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Point-of-Care Labeling: Better Barcoding

Hospitals seeking to conquer the stubbornly persistent problem of patient safety can start by expanding the adoption of barcoding technology into all areas of the hospital, from the patient room to the lab to the pharmacy.

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News: John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards

The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards were established in 2002 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission in memory of John M. Eisenberg, MD...

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News: Patient Safety Training In Just One Minute

One of the challenges healthcare leaders face is reaching the frontlines of care and the C-suite with safety culture messaging and teachings.

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ABQAURP News

Women make approximately 80% of health care purchasing decisions in the U.S.1 Not surprisingly, health care marketing programs increasingly target women.

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