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Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety Relaunches to Improve Patient Safety

Named for a Boston Globe reporter who died after a chemotherapy dosing error 20 years ago, Massachusetts’s Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction has once again opened its doors with a revitalized mission to reduce medical errors and increase patient safety.

New Coalition Focuses on Continuous Patient Monitoring

Matt Whitman, a retired Michigan state trooper, strode to the lectern at the front of the room in downtown Chicago and made a startling announcement: “On April 17, 2003, I died.”

Colorado Health Plans Collaborate to Create Data-sharing Solution for Care Providers

Seven health plans in Colorado are collaborating on a multi-payer data-sharing online tool that aims to enhance and improve the delivery of care for Colorado residents.

Studies Show Physician Empathy Increases Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes

Is empathy a core component of "evidence-based medicine”? One prominent researcher and author in the area of empathy in patient care argues that the answer is unequivocally "yes" and says that it can and should be evaluated, taught, and sustained, as studies show a high correlation between patient satisfaction and outcomes with empathy scores. 

PSO Leaders Partner to Improve Patient Care

The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) and ECRI Institute, two patient safety organization (PSO) leaders, are combining their synergies to help guide the transformation of patient care in Illinois and beyond.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Renews Contract for DebMed Hand Hygiene Monitoring System

DebMed has announced a three-year agreement with Cooley Dickinson Hospital for the use of its Group Monitoring System (GMS), the only electronic hand hygiene monitoring system that complies with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Annual List of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards Released

What could possibly go wrong in hospitals? Many things, according to ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care.

TeamSTEPPS Web-based Training Opportunities Available

Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals.

New ‘Self-Cleaning’ Surface Technology Reduces Pathogens in Hospital Environment

A study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control recently confirmed the effectiveness of new technology in reducing the number of hospital surface bacteria by more than 99 percent at least eight weeks after initial application.

Nebraska Methodist Hospital Uses Bacteria-Resistant Curtains to Protect Fabrics Around Patients

Nebraska Methodist Hospital has chosen X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology to elevate its standard of care for fabrics in the healthcare environment.

Halyard Health Solutions Focus on Infection Prevention

Halyard Health is a new medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain, and speeding patient recovery.

The Joint Commission Presents 2014 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award

For the second consecutive year, The Joint Commission has presented BrightStar Care® with the Enterprise Champion for Quality award. The award recognizes BrightStar Care for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality home healthcare to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

ISMP Announces Annual Awards Recipients

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is proud to announce its annual awards winners.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Reduces Alarm Fatigue, Increases Caregiver Compliance

The sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients’ lives, but the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to “alarm fatigue,” in which caregivers become desensitized to the ubiquitous beeping.

Purell ES Everywhere Offers Versatile Hand Sanitizing Option

GOJO, the inventor of Purell® Advanced Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings, has introduced its latest innovation, the Purell ES Everywhere System.

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