First Databank (FDB), the leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, has announced that FDB AlertSpace, a web-based solution for drug knowledge alert management in CPOE systems, will be made available to Siemens Soarian Clinicals customers and Siemens Pharmacy in-house computing option (ICO) users.
An international panel of leaders in the pathology community has announced its support of four principles designed to drive positive change and improve patient safety in the anatomic pathology laboratory.
As antibiotic use in hospitals becomes more frequent, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) urges hospitals and healthcare systems to step up efforts to protect patients by improving antibiotic-prescribing practices.
Standard Register Healthcare, a leader in managing patient-centric information and communications, announced the introduction of SMARTworks EffectiveResponse, a new solution to engage patients after any type of encounter. The innovative software solution automatically follows-up with patients to assure they are progressing as appropriate and to assess patient satisfaction with their care.
HIMSS has released the results of the 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, which examines the roles, responsibilities, and outlook for nursing informatics professionals. The 2014 Survey captures current professional status and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the last nine years in the nursing informatics workforce.
Advocates Join APSF's Call for 'Paradigm Shift' in Hospitals’ Treatment of Patients Receiving Opioids
Leaders of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) and Leah's Legacy say they fully support the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation's (APSF) call for the nation's hospitals to continuously monitor all patients receiving opioids to manage their pain after surgery.
Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8
American hospitals continue to make strides in advancing their medication safety practices, but there are still opportunities to improve, according to recently released data from a survey developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission have announced the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The four awards will be presented on February 13, 2014, during a luncheon at the 2014 NQF Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Leading Pharmacies and Retailers Join National Effort to Provide Patients with Easy Access to Personal Health Information
Today, as part of the growing movement to help customers access and securely share their own health information, several of the Nation’s largest retail pharmacy chains and associations are pledging to support the Blue Button initiative—a public-private partnership between the health care industry and the Federal Government that aims to empower all Americans with access to their own electronic health information.
Standard Register Healthcare in partnership with the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute has announced that nominations have opened for the first annual John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement.
Solution Designed Specifically for Med/Surg Floors Addresses Unmet Patient Surveillance Needs in Hospitals
Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care to improve patient safety, has introduced the industry’s most comprehensive clinical surveillance system designed specifically for the medical/surgical (med/surg) environment.
Frequently predicted surgical outcomes primarily focus on adverse outcomes such as complications and death, but most patients also want to know about good outcomes, including whether they will return home after a surgical procedure, or, conversely, if they will need to prepare for a lengthy rehabilitation process at a care facility. Now, research published in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a new type of surgical risk calculator can accurately predict postoperative home discharge.
The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has selected Nancy Schlichting, chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit as the recipient of the 2014 TRUST Award. As this year’s award recipient, Schlichting was noted for her commitment to create tremendous clinical excellence, an extraordinary patient experience and a great environment for all health care professionals.
Mark Green, CEO of Connexient, has announced that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has selected Connexient's MediNavTM, an innovative digital wayfinding and patient engagement solution.
- Philips Launches New Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services Business Group
- The Disparities Leadership Program Request for Applications
- CommonWell Health Alliance to Launch Initial Interoperability Service Offerings
- Trinitas Regional Medical Center Enhances Staff Safety with Visibility Staff Assist
- Atlantic General Hospital Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography
- Medical Centers Adopt Qstream® Mobile Platform to Keep Current on Healthcare Practices
- Missouri Health Connection Rolls-Out Statewide Health Information Network
- John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Nominations Due Sept. 30
- Schreiner MediPharm’s Needle-Trap Named “Product of the Year”
- First Databank Acquires Medication Reconciliation Solution Leader Design Clinicals
- Prevention of Needlestick Injuries Can Save U.S Healthcare System More than $1 Billion a Year
- NPSF Awards Research Grant for Project Investigating Environmental Factors Involved in Patient Falls
- Massachusetts General Hospital’s Addition to Patient Safety Platform Guides Performance of Safe Surgery Checklist
- CRG Medical Releases KBCore Purple Button Application on MioCARE Android Tablet for Healthcare
- Observation in the ER Can Reduce CT Scans in Kids