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National Health Care Provider Associations Join Forces to Reduce Emergency Department Crowding

Des Plaines, Illinois, July 13, 2011—Emergency department crowding has long been a serious problem for hospitals, health care providers and patients.  It plays a significant factor in poor patient outcomes and contributes to violence against emergency department personnel.

Call for Letters of Intent to Conduct Research and Development in Patient Safety

The National Patient Safety Foundation's Research Grants Program seeks to stimulate new, innovative projects directed toward enhancing patient safety in the United States. The Program's objective is to promote studies leading to the prevention of human errors, system errors, patient injuries and the consequences of such adverse events in the healthcare setting.

Cardinal Health Foundation Provides $1.2 Million in Grant Funding to Improve Patient Safety at the Point-of-Care

The Cardinal Health Foundation announced the recipients of 39 grants, totaling nearly $1.2 million, to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health organizations improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care.

Sermo Launches Real Time Medicine™ Mobile App for Physicians

Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 13, 2011—Sermo, Inc., the largest online network in the United States exclusive to physicians, introduced Sermo Mobile, an application that allows physicians to access the country's greatest concentration of medical knowledge in real-time. Sermo Mobile builds on Sermo's current web platform, an online resource where physicians from across 68 specialties and all 50 states collaborate, discuss and consult with each other to provide the highest quality care to their patients.

North Shore-LIJ Health System and Institute for Healthcare Improvement Announce Partnership to Reduce Sepsis Mortality

Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 11, 2011—The North Shore-LIJ Health System (North Shore-LIJ) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) announced a new strategic partnership that will demonstrate key improvements in hospital quality and enable the two organizations to test new ways to prevent sepsis and manage its most harmful effects through earlier recognition.

CJPS Medical Systems Launches Breakthrough Portable Vital Signs Monitor

Auburn Hills, Michigan, June 29, 2011—CJPS Medical Systems announced that it is releasing the smallest, most featured, lowest cost, portable multi-parameter vital signs monitor on the market. In this environment of cost cutting and flexibility, and when maintaining the highest level of care is absolutely critical, the timing of the release of VitalPoint® PRO, at half the price of its closest competitors, could not be more fitting.

3M Announces Solution to Provide Real-Time Infection Rate and Cost Data Associated With Healthcare-Acquired Infections

St. Paul, Minnesota, June 27, 2011—3M Infection Prevention and RL Solutions announced a joint feasibility program to provide healthcare facilities data on the rate of infection in real-time and the costs associated with those infections.

Health Literacy Innovations Launches the 2011 National Health Literacy Innovators Contest

Bethesda, Maryland, June 22, 2011Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation’s first and most comprehensive health literacy software tool, announced the launch of the 2011 National Health Literacy Innovators Award.

ISMP to Assess U.S. Hospitals Regarding Medication Safety Practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is again partnering with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) to assess U.S. hospitals regarding their medication safety practices. The submission deadline is August 31, 2011.

The University of Kansas Hospital Goes Live with ZynxOrder and ZynxCare Integrated into EHR

Los Angeles, California, June 20, 2011—Zynx Health, the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions, announced that The University of Kansas Hospital has gone live with 240 evidence-based order sets deployed via computerized provider order entry (CPOE).

Memorial Hermann to Employ Cutting-Edge Radiology Image Management and Sharing Platform

Houston, Texas, June 16, 2011—In a move that expands its technological capabilities and further differentiates Memorial Hermann as an innovative leader in the greater Houston area,the hospital system has implemented a cutting-edge, cloud-based medical image sharing platform that vastly enhances image management, distribution and data exchanges between referring physicians and hospitals in southeast Texas.

Cautious Patient Foundation Announces New Grants Program Aimed to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Healthcare

Houston, Texas, June 14, 2011—The Cautious Patient Foundation (CPF), the outreach and educational arm of Patient Always First, a nonprofit organization committed to educating and empowering patients in the quest for quality healthcare, announced a new grants program to support initiatives that successfully move patients towards greater engagement in their personal or family healthcare process.

iPhones Adopted by The Nebraska Medical Center

Sarasota, Florida, June 14, 2011—Nurses and clinicians at The Nebraska Medical Center, the state’s largest health care facility, will soon be using iPhones to improve their communication and increase efficiency, thanks to Voalté’s first-of-its-kind integrated communication solution.

North Shore-LIJ Health System Selects SIS Anesthesia

Atlanta, Georgia, June 14, 2011—Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced that North Shore-LIJ Health System has extended its enterprise agreement with SIS by selecting SIS Anesthesia as its anesthesia documentation solution.

Linet Multicare® Hospital Bed Selected to Participate in National Program Highlighting Commitment to Healthcare Performance Improvement, Innovation

Charlotte, North Carolina, June 14, 2011—Linet was recently selected by the Premier healthcare alliance to showcase the Multicare hospital bed as a part of a national program focusing on innovation and performance improvement in healthcare.




ABQAURP American Society for Quality American Society for Quality Healthcare Division Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
EMPSF Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) Medication Safety Officers Society NPSF Partnership for Patient Safety Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine