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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.

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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.

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ISMP Announces Annual Awards Recipients

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

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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.

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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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New Blood Bank ID Solutions Improve Patient Safety and Efficiency

PDC Healthcare, an identification solutions company, has expanded its product offering for blood transfusion patient identification.

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Joint Commission Educates Hospital Leaders on Integrated Patient-centered Systems

The Joint Commission announces publication of the new “Patient Safety Systems” chapter in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. The purpose of the chapter is to inform and educate hospital leaders about the importance and structure of an integrated patient-centered system that aims to improve quality of care and patient safety.

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NPSF Patient Safety Congress Call for Abstracts Due Oct. 17

The 17th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress takes place April 29 - May 1, in Austin, Texas.

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BD’s Acquistion of CareFusion Offers Integrated Medication Management, Patient Safety Solutions

BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions.

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New Healthcare Technology Options Offered by Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

Mayo Clinic is committed to reducing healthcare expenses and improving access to medical services through a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection.

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EMR Interoperability Delayed by Lack of Inter-Vendor Cooperation

Less than half of healthcare providers say their electronic medical records (EMR) vendor cooperates well with other vendors.

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Northwest Patient Safety Conference Calls for Speakers

Save the date for the 13th Northwest Patient Safety Conference, presented by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition on May 13, 2015

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Third Annual Healthcare Awards Honor Outstanding Environmental Services Technicians

The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and Kimberly-Clark Professional have announced the recipients of the third annual Heart of Healthcare Awards, honoring outstanding environmental services technicians who make a difference for patients and long-term care residents.

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IMPACT Legislation Improves PAC Quality

The National Quality Forum (NQF) commends the Congress for passing the “Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014,” or IMPACT Act.

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Hospital's ASTEC Center Improves Patient Safety, Ensures Critical OR Skills Using Qstream Platform

Inova Fairfax Medical Center (IFMC) in Virginia and its newly opened Advanced Surgical Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) are using Qstream's mobile, game-based platform to drive improved patient safety and clinical knowledge among an interdisciplinary operating room (OR) team.

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