Waltham, Massachusetts—Forerun, Inc., an innovator in electronic charting solutions for the emergency department (ED), announced that Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH), an affiliate of the University of Maryland Medical System, has chosen Forerun's FlexChart™ advanced physician documentation software for the EDs of Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital. UCH is a not-for-profit, two-hospital system that delivers a broad range of services, technology and facilities to patients throughout a tri-county area in Maryland.
California Hospital Patient Safety Organization Selects ECRI Institute PSO for Patient Safety Services
Silver Spring, Maryland—Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital decreased its rates of patient falls by 33 percent and pressure ulcers acquired by patients during a hospital stay by 60 percent over three years.
Chicago—The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), selected Maureen Bisognano, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), as the recipient of the 2012 TRUST Award.
Denver—The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published an Implementation Guide for the Recommended practices for prevention of retained surgical items (RSIs).
Denver, Colorado—The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has awarded the AORN Seal of Recognition™ to education materials developed by Cardinal Health.
AHRQ announces free training opportunities for TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), a set of evidence-based, practical tools that helps hospitals and other health care providers strengthen teamwork among caregivers with the goal of improving patient safety. AHRQ and the Department of Defense designed the TeamSTEPPS program specifically for health care providers for use in a variety of care settings.
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) has announced the official launch date for the highly-anticipated Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam. This credentialing process is designed to establish patient safety competency standards and elevate the professional stature of healthcare professionals who meet knowledge requirements in safety science, human factors engineering, and the practice of safe care.
In recognition of the advancement of patient safety as an acknowledged and critical discipline across the care continuum, testing for the CPPS credential will be made available as Patient Safety Awareness Week kicks off globally on March 5, 2012.
- CJPS Medical Systems Introduces Remote Patient Monitoring with Tablet PCs
- IMCO Technologies Debuts ED Discrepancy Module
- Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success Released
- Independa and LG Team to Provide Industry-First Suite of TV-Based Eldercare Services to Senior Living Market
- IBC and Health Dialog Team Up to Help Primary Care Doctors Improve Care
- Medical Image Exchange Enables Faster Diagnosis, Improved Outcomes and More
- Number of Adverse Health Events in Minnesota Hospitals Increases Slightly in 2011
- Barriers to Telemedicine Limit Patient Access to Quality Care
- A Cost-Effective Approach to Preventing Medication Errors: Nurses’ Clinical Reasoning
- 3M Makes Call to Action to Reduce Surgical Site Infections
- ECRI Institute Puts 10 Technology Issues on its 2012 Watch List for Hospital Executives
- Improve Patient Safety through Leadership Fellowship
- Two Nurses Recognized as Emerging Leaders in Informatics
- Fujifilm Holdings Announces Agreement to Acquire SonoSite, Inc.
- Many TeleTracking Patient Flow Functions Now Compatible With Apple® iPad®