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Keys for medical imaging professionals to maintain CT scan quality, patient safety

A patient-centric, personalized approach to contrast administration in CT imaging that balances contrast dose with radiation dose may enhance patient safety and maintain high-quality diagnostics, according to an editorial published Aug. 3 in the Journal of ...

Source: Health Imaging
Published: 07 Aug 2018

How Co-Creation Helped Address Hierarchy, Overwhelmed Patients, and Conflicts of Interest in Health Care Quality and Safety

... purposes of quality and safety [13]. Historically, administrators and clinicians have operated with autonomy and fair efficiency in changing health care. Input is quickly gathered among local quality administrators and medical experts, and plans are ...

Published: 02 Aug 2018

How radiologists can prioritize patient safety while maintaining quality in the CT suite

A patient-centered approach to contrast administration in CT, outlined this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), balances contrast dose with radiation dose, reportedly increasing patient safety while maintaining high-quality ...

Source: Radiology Business
Published: 06 Aug 2018

FDA Provides Updates on Produce Safety Rule

In a public letter sent to state agricultural personnel, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, provided updates on issues related to the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Among the discussion ...

Source: Quality Assurance
Published: 06 Aug 2018

IPC to organise national workshop on 'Ensuring quality and safety medical devices' on July 19-20

The Indian Pharmacopeia Commission (IPC) will organise a national workshop on 'Ensuring quality and safety medical devices' on July 19-20 at IPC Ghaziabad, near Delhi. The objective of the workshop is to sensitize manufacturers, importers, distributors of ...

Source: Pharmabiz
Published: 18 Jul 2018

Health IT improving patient safety, care quality

Primarily, the most significant benefits include improvements in patient safety and quality of healthcare, as well as support for new models of care. That’s the finding of two briefs recently released by the AHA based on results from the 2016 AHA Annual ...

Source: Health Data Management
Published: 30 Jul 2018

How health IT and EHRs can improve diagnostic testing safety: 3 ECRI Institute insights

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety of the ECRI Institute offered three ways practices can use IT and EHRs to reduce diagnostic and medication mix-up errors in a new report. Here are the three measures outlined: 1. Communicate. ECRI recommended ...

Source: Becker's ASC
Published: 31 Jul 2018

Medical errors may stem more from physician burnout than unsafe health care settings

"If we are trying to maximize the safety and quality of medical care, we must address the factors in the work environment that lead to burnout among our health care providers," said Tait Shanafelt, MD, director of the Stanford WellMD Center and associate ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 09 Jul 2018

Quality and safety of blood products

Biological medicines such as blood products and related in vitro diagnostic tests are life-saving components of every day medical practice worldwide ... Harmonization on quality assurance and safety of blood products calls for a quality assurance system ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 26 May 2018

Stress on patient safety and quality medical care

Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari: Quality and safety of health service basis for health system development. The State of Qatar, under the wise leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has made quality and ...

Source: Gulf Times
Published: 24 Sep 2017

The National Academies take a hard look at the safety and quality of abortion care in the U.S.

The roughly 200-page report on the safety and quality of abortion care could provide guidance to policymakers and medical practitioners looking for ways to best serve patients' needs. Medication, also known as the “abortion pill,” involves a timed ...

Source: Los Angeles Times
Published: 16 Mar 2018

Trinity Medical Center recognized for GI quality & safety

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Trinity Medical Center's Gastrointestinal Laboratory for Digestive Diseases as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality ...

Source: ABC 33/40 News
Published: 24 Oct 2017

Pura Naturals : Engages Alternative Medical Therapeutics Evaluation Expert, Dr. David Anderson, to Review the Quality and Safety of Eco-Friendly...

Pura Naturals Engages Alternative Medical Therapeutics Evaluation Expert, Dr. David Anderson, to Review the Quality and Safety of Eco-Friendly Products Keywords for this news article include: Chemical, Animal Testing.

Source: 4-Traders
Published: 21 Nov 2017

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.

Source: The Conversation
Published: 16 Mar 2017

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: The State Journal-Register
Published: 14 Jul 2016

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 ... A: Communication and teamwork are key to patient safety and quality care. HMC uses TeamSTEPPS, a program of the Agency for ...

Published: 03 Aug 2017

Psychologists analyze links between provider burnout, quality of care, patient safety

quantitatively analyze the links between health care provider burnout and health care quality and safety across medical disciplines. The meta-analysis of 82 studies focused on links between burnout and quality as well as between burnout and safety.

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 14 Dec 2016

British Medical Journal Quality and Safety

BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care) is an international peer review publication providing, news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians and healthcare managers. It encourages innovation and creative thinking to ...

Published: 19 Feb 2017

Herbal supplements should be tested for safety, researchers say, questioning quality of drugs

The researchers found the regulation of herbal products in Australia remained relatively lax, and that the content and quality ... medical devices When Takata airbags were recalled, the manufacturers were able to tell motorists which models had the faulty ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 05 Feb 2017

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

Communication, teamwork and highly trained doctors and other 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. "Our mission is to provide ...

Source: Blog
Published: 30 Jun 2017

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: 16 Mar 2014

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

National Quality and Safety Study Ranks Rush University Medical Center Among Top Performing Academic Medical Centers in the Country

National Quality and Safety Study Ranks Rush University Medical Center Among Top Performing Academic Medical Centers in the CountryOctober 24, 2014 Newswise — (CHICAGO) — Rush University Medical Center has received the UHC’s (University HealthSystem ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 31 Oct 2014

NYU Langone Recognized As Top 10 Academic Medical Center for Patient Safety and Quality by University Healthsystem Consortium

Newswise — NYU Langone Medical Center ranked 8th among the top academic medical centers in the country for patient safety and quality on the University HealthSystem Consortium's (UHC) "2012 Quality and Accountability Performance Scorecard.” In addition ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 17 Sep 2012

Nurses’ safety is crucial to ensure quality patient care, say experts

Pavan Mocherla, managing director, BD – India and South Asia said, “Backed by more than 120 years of tradition and heritage, BD brings an unrivaled expertise in manufacturing high quality safety-engineered medical devices to enhance healthcare worker ...

Source: Pharmabiz
Published: 15 May 2018

ALARIS Medical Expands Its Guardrails Safety Software Suite with Continuous Quality Improvement Analysis Capabilities

ALARIS Medical Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ALARIS Medical Inc. (AMEX: AMI), announced today that it has expanded its standard suite of proprietary software applications for the Medley(TM) Medication Safety System with the addition of the ...

Source: Business Wire
Published: 10 Mar 2003

No One Is Free From Harm: Applying lessons from perfect patient care to broader quality and safety improvement

and the academic medical center where he had been admitted rushed him into the ICU. We were sure we were going to lose him because recovery rates from adult respiratory distress syndrome, acute renal failure and overwhelming sepsis are not high. Quality in ...

Source: Modern Healthcare
Published: 27 Mar 2018

Outside Opinion: Medical tourism could improve quality, accessibility and safety of health care globally

We hear about medical tourism, and often in disparaging terms ... It does little to affect, one way or the other, the general availability, quality or cost of health care. Also sometimes lumped into medical tourism is loosely the converse: overseas ...

Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: 11 Mar 2012

2013 Up and Comers: Dr. Peter Fleischut

For his accomplishments, Fleischut won a place in Modern Healthcare's 2013 class of Up and ... After his residency, Fleischut was named the Weill Cornell Medical Center's deputy quality and patient safety officer, a position he has held since 2010.

Source: Modern Healthcare
Published: 21 Sep 2013

CORRECTING and REPLACING Tenet Appoints Regional Chief Medical Officers to Promote Quality Care and Patient Safety at its Hospitals

TENET APPOINTS REGIONAL CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS TO PROMOTE QUALITY CARE AND PATIENT SAFETY AT ITS HOSPITALS Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) announced today that the company has appointed physicians to serve in the newly created positions of chief ...

Source: Business Wire
Published: 15 Apr 2004