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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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AACR Issues Policy Statement Underscoring Importance of Safe, Accurate, Effective Diagnostic Tests

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recently issued a policy statement that underscores the importance of safe, accurate, and effective diagnostic tests by recommending that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begin to actively exert its authority to regulate high-risk laboratory developed tests (LDTs) that are being utilized by physicians to make treatment decisions, including the tailoring of an individual’s cancer treatment regimen.

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PeriGen Announces Partnership with University of Utah Hospital for PeriCALM Evidence-based Fetal Strip Interpretation

In a decision aimed at enhancing patient safety and improving outcomes while fulfilling its mission as a teaching institution, University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City has entered into an agreement to purchase PeriGen's®PeriCALM® solution suite for labor and delivery (L&D). 

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PDI Prevantics Skin Antiseptics Proven to Help Facilities Reduce CLABSI Rates, Costs

PDI, maker of infection prevention products and solutions, continues to reinforce the importance of a complete infection prevention program for skin antisepsis.

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Way-Paver Awards for Bedside Barcoding Presented at unSUMMIT

Since its inception in 2006, The Way-Paver Award for Bedside Barcoding has acknowledged the exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations who have helped clear the path and pave the way to safer patient care by applying bar-code technology in healthcare.

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AirStrip and Dignity Health Launch Population Health and Telehealth Initiatives in California

On the heels of a successful first project launched in the Phoenix, Arizona market, AirStrip® and Dignity Health announced that the next phase of their mobile interoperability plan will center on enabling population health and telehealth initiatives in Dignity Health’s Central Coast region of California.

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Xerox Introduces Comprehensive Healthcare Management and Analytics Platform

An advanced healthcare analytics and workflow software package, the Juvo Care Performance Platform is being launched by Midas+, A Xerox Company, to collect and analyze today’s massive amount of patient-care data and deliver detailed recommendations for better healthcare.

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Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

The Joint Commission has issued a new Sentinel Event Alert that addresses the risks of accidental medical tubing misconnections that can cause severe patient injury or death. 

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CareFusion Launches App to Help Clinicians Improve Patient Care for Mechanically Ventilated Patients

CareFusion, a global medical technology company, has announced the availability of a new capability on the CareFusion Respiratory Knowledge Portal to help clinicians improve patient care for ventilated patients.

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ECRI Institute's Alarm Safety Handbook Helps Hospitals Minimize a Top Threat to Patient Safety

Widespread. Threatening to patients. Difficult to eliminate. Characteristics of a deadly new disease? Not quite. The issue is alarm hazards—the No. 1 danger on ECRI Institute’s 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list.

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