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2015 Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award Winners Announced



The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, has announced the recipients of the 2015 Stand Up For Patient Safety Management Awards.

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New Guidance on Contact Precautions for Hospital Visitors

Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases.

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Alarm Hazards Top ECRI’s Annual List of Top Patient Safety Concerns

Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its second annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations.

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ANA Panel Aims to Prevent Violence, Bullying in Healthcare Facilities

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has convened a panel of experts to make recommendations on preventing and reducing workplace violence, bullying, and incivility, behaviors identified by research as particular problems in healthcare settings.

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Humana Works to Simplify Population Health

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Obama Administration Releases National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Despite antibiotics’ powerful ability to save millions of lives each year, drug resistant bacteria are a growing problem, making the treatment and prevention of diseases more difficult.

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PDI Announces Call for Entries for Delivering the Difference Contest

PDI, a leader in infection prevention products and solutions, has launched Delivering the Difference, a contest recognizing industry professionals who display excellence in building collaborative relationships between infection prevention and environmental services teams in healthcare facilities.

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Nominations Open for Gustav O. Lienhard Award

The Gustav O. Lienhard Award, established in 1986, is presented annually by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in honor of Gustav O. Lienhard, chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Board of Trustees form 1971 to 1986.

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MobileView Analytics Helps Improve Healthcare Decisions

STANLEY Healthcare, the KLAS Category Leader for Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), will showcase MobileView Analytics, the visual business intelligence platform for its AeroScout Real-Time Location System (RTLS) solutions, at HIMSS 2015.

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Inspire Releases Experts by Experience 2015

Inspire has published "Experts by Experience 2015: A compilation of patients’ stories," a special report developed in cooperation with Stanford Medicine.

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FDB and Polyglot Systems Partner to Help Improve Medication Adherence

First Databank (FDB), a provider of clinical drug knowledge that helps improve medication-related decisions and patient outcomes,has entered into an agreement with Polyglot Systems to be the primary distributor of Polyglot’s proprietary Meducation® simplified patient medication instructions to the hospital, ambulatory, and pharmacy markets in the United States and Canada.

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Yale-New Haven Hospital Offers Stratus Video Remote Interpreting Services

Between 1990 and 2010, the number of limited English proficiency (LEP) individuals in the United States has grown by 80%, exceeding 280,000 individuals nationally.

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2014 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) have announced the 2014 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.

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