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Patient Portal Certification Helps Health Systems Meet Meaningful Use Requirements

Harris Corporation’s FusionFX Patient Portal has been certified to enable health system customers to meet important Meaningful Use requirements and qualify for related government funding.

Online Platform Allows Physicians to Collaborate on Complex Cases

Best Doctors, Inc., a global health company that brings together the best minds in medicine to help people get the right diagnosis and treatment plan, has announced the successful deployment of its acclaimed Medting™ solution, a cutting-edge, cloud-based software that allows clinicians to easily and securely collaborate while enabling access to shared diagnostic image and video files.

Partnership Increases Hand Hygiene Compliance

A new partnership between TeleTracking Technologies; Hill-Rom Company; and GOJO, makers of Purell hand sanitizer, will allow hospitals to use TeleTracking’s Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) to track, measure, and report hand hygiene compliance.

Call to Action on Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare from NPSF’s Lucian Leape Institute

Enabling patients and families to be respected partners in health care—from the exam room to the policy arena—is essential if the U.S. health care system is to continue to make progress in patient safety. That is the central message of a report released recently by the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute.

Online Competition Aims to Improve Patient Engagement and Education, Reduce Isolation

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital recently brought together software designers and developers from around the city and country for InnovateNYP, New York's first hospital-focused hackathon. Seventeen teams worked around the clock to develop an innovation that would enhance and improve myNYP, the hospital's online patient portal, which allows patients to track their health records, coordinate doctors' appointments, and more.

athenahealth Announces First Cloud-Based Clinical Integration and Patient Access Service for Hospitals and Health Systems

athenahealth, Inc. a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, has announced a new service for hospitals and health systems, athenaCoordinator(R) Enterprise.

Surgical Notes Develops Mobile Transcription Application to Improve Completion of Physician Operative Notes

Surgical Notes, a nationwide provider of transcription, coding, document management, and other information technology services for the ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital markets, has announced the launch of a mobile transcription application for use on the Apple iPad and iPhone.

First Databank Releases FDB AlertSpace Alert Management Solution

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.

International Panel of Pathology Leaders Develop Principles for Patient Safety

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.

Inappropriate Antibiotic Use in Hospitals Putting Patients At Risk

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.

Patient Engagement Software Aimed at Improving Care Transitions and Patient Satisfaction

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 Nursing Workforce Survey Results Show Growth in Informatics Specialty

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.

National Patient Safety Foundation Urges Public to Navigate Your Health…Safely

Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8

Results of Hospital Medication Safety Self Assessment Includes List of National Priorities

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).




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