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Telemedicine boosts health care access, efficiency, safety and quality

I am also a strong advocate for the integration of telemedicine programs in metropolitan areas to help improve the quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of health care. By increasing telemedicine service offerings in cities across the U.S., medical ...

Source: Marin Independent Journal
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Forum to discuss improving quality and safety in healthcare

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, jointly organised by non-profit groups the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the US' Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), supported by the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and the Malaysian ...

Published: 17 Aug 2017

Hershey Medical Center cited for second patient safety event: 4 things to know

State health officials cited Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center for failing to immediately report a patient safety incident involving an infant with a fractured arm, according to a Lancaster Online report published Friday. The news ...

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Published: 25 Aug 2017

New White Plains Doctor Brings Focus On Patient Quality, Safety

Joining as the associate medical director for Quality and Complex Care, he will be responsible for managing multidisciplinary teams and promoting continued improvements in patient quality and safety. An expert in graduate medical education, Multz has also ...

Source: Harrison Daily Voice
Published: 18 Aug 2017

Measuring and improving healthcare quality, safety and performance remain constants

It is based upon the idea that a healthcare organization can build long-term success by having all its employees, from low-level workers to its highest ranking executives, focus on safety and quality improvement. By finding the real causes of medical ...

Source: McKnight's
Published: 02 Aug 2017

Patient Safety and Quality

The sources listed below are responsible for capturing and reporting hospital quality and safety data, including data for the University of Maryland Medical Center. To ensure the highest quality health care for our patients, the University of Maryland ...

Published: 24 Aug 2017

New study: Healthcare quality & safety reporting systems market size will grow at 11.8% CAGR by 2025

This helps in identifying medical errors or adverse events for improvements in safety and quality for patients. According to a report by Persistence Market Research (PMR), the global quality and safety reporting systems for healthcare market is expected to ...

Source: Whatech
Published: 23 Jun 2017

Hunterdon Medical Center earns high scores in patient safety and quality care

Communication, teamwork and highly trained doctors and staff are the foundation for success at Hunterdon Medical Center, one of the safest hospitals in New Jersey, according to the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog survey uses 30 criteria to ...

Source: New Jersey Online
Published: 03 Aug 2017

Teaching Einstein Medical Students Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

It’s a stark reality. According to the Journal of Patient Safety, between 200,000 and 400,000 patients die each year because of medical errors. This makes such errors the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and ...

Published: 28 Apr 2015

Punishing medical errors won’t improve hospital safety or quality

Joseph Ibrahim works for Monash University in an academic role involving teaching and research. He receives funding from Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) and Commonwealth Department of Health.

Published: 16 Mar 2017

Resident’s Handbook of Medical Quality and Safety PDF

Drive to provide high value healthcare has created a field of medical quality improvement and safety. A Quality Improvement (QI) project would often aim in translate medical evidence (e.g. hand hygiene saves lives) into clinical practice (e.g. actually ...

Published: 14 Aug 2016

How to improve medical app quality and safety

Recent analyses published in BMC Medicine have concluded that “…widely available health apps meant to help patients calculate their appropriate insulin dosage, educate themselves about asthma, or perform other important functions are methodologically ...

Published: 26 Oct 2015

Shady Grove Medical Center Neonatology Team Wins Quality and Patient Safety Excellence Award

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, the national health solutions partner specializing in neonatal and other pediatric services, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, radiology, pediatric cardiology and other physician and management services, is pleased to ...

Source: Business Wire
Published: 27 May 2016

NYU Langone scores number one for patient safety and quality among AMCs across nation

NYU Langone Medical Center scored number one for overall patient safety and quality among leading academic medical centers (AMCs) across the nation that participated in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) 2013 Quality and Accountability Study.

Source: News-Medical
Published: 18 Oct 2013

Orthopaedic surgery report provides transparency on patient safety, quality initiatives

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and director of the outcomes program. "This focus links our whole institution and, by making our Department's results public, we hope to show the impact safety and quality initiatives have on ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 10 Feb 2012

Wexner Medical Center widely recognized for quality care, safety, patient satisfaction

Statement from Susan Moffatt-Bruce, M.D., Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, and Andrew Thomas, M.D., Chief Medical Officer “The faculty, staff and administration of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center collaborate on a daily basis to ...

Published: 09 May 2017

Medical Quality and Safety Index: Research on the Evaluation Index System of the Control of the Disease Cost

The evaluation index of the control of the disease cost is an important part of the Medical quality and safety index. The purpose of this study is to Establishment of the Evaluation index System and Evaluation Criterion of the Cost Control. This ...

Published: 06 Dec 2013

Medical education must include quality improvement and patient safety

Entering medical school is like settling in a new country, you have to learn the language, adapt to the culture and figure out how to succeed. As medical students, we study the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of diseases.

Published: 01 Dec 2014

Maine Medical Center Deploys RL6 for Patient Safety and Quality Management Reporting

Maine's largest medical center will leverage RL6:Risk, RL6:Feedback, RL6:RootCause and RL6:Claims as part of its overall push for quality healthcare PORTLAND, ME, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - RL Solutions, creators of easy-to-use healthcare quality and ...

Published: 04 Dec 2013

Top-ranked for quality and safety

UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group’s top hospitals for 2010, a distinction that recognizes hospital performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality, including mortality rates for certain common procedures, infection rates ...

Published: 15 Dec 2010

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital garners national quality and safety award for academic medical centers

DALLAS – October 6, 2015 – UT Southwestern Medical Center’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital has received a national Rising Star Quality Leadership award from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) for its quality and safety efforts.

Published: 06 Oct 2015

A mark of medical safety and quality

Health-care organisations in the UAE are working to create a safe and high-quality medical care system and to prevent mistakes that can endanger patient safety. However, considering the complexity of such systems and the vulnerability of patients to human ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 20 Mar 2016

Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm

On the heels of the “Dead by Mistake” articles in the news, I’m once again having trouble finding a single consolidated referenced list of key healthcare safety and quality statistics ... due to preventable medical errors (Institute Of Medicine ...

Published: 09 Aug 2009

Memorial Medical Center becomes first hospital in Illinois to win national award for quality, safety

Memorial Medical Center received the American Hospital Association’s top national award for quality and safety on Thursday ... are competitive on the national level,” he told The State Journal-Register in an interview earlier this week.

Source: State Journal Register
Published: 14 Jul 2016

New Master’s Degree Focuses on Clinical Quality, Patient Safety and Leadership

“It’s hard to imagine that one can provide ‘care of the entire person’ if attention to quality care and patient safety is missing,” Gunderson says. Despite her 17 years of experience in medical education, including her development of a similar ...

Published: 01 Jun 2017

Safety, quality concerns land Upstate Medical and Oswego hospitals on report card's "watch list"

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A high number of safety issues, complications and patient deaths ... Dr. David Duggan, Upstate's medical director and chief quality officer, said the numbers used in the report are outdated and are imprecise because they are based on ...

Source: Syracuse Post-Standard
Published: 04 Sep 2011

The Quality/Safety Medical Index: Implementation and Analysis

Medical analytics relating to quality and safety measures have become particularly timely and of high importance in contemporary medical practice. In medical imaging, the dynamic relationship between medical imaging quality and radiation safety creates ...

Published: 20 Nov 2016

Medical Device Software Safety, Quality, and Compliance: What Really Makes A Difference?

Medical device software quality is extremely important. Our expectation is that software-controlled medical devices are of high quality and will operate without issue when performing diagnostic evaluations or therapeutic treatment on us or loved ones.

Published: 19 Oct 2015

A clinical audit of sterile medical devices: a French experience of quality and safety improvement in hospital services

In particular, a high risk control was obtained for the topic ‘sterile medical device cycle safety policy of the establishment’ (68%); notably, the score was ‘high’ for the ‘quality and safety management of the SMD cycle’ (78%) and the ...

Published: 26 Oct 2015