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2021 Health Care Quality and Management Certification (HCQM®) Exam Application Deadline Extended to June 30

The importance of health care quality and patient safety continues to be at the forefront of providing medical care. It is

Source: WFMZ-TV
Published: 18 May 2021

Virginia hospitals earn national recognition for patient safety, patient experience excellence

A dozen Virginia hospitals have earned places on Healthgrades’ 2021 list of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, another 16 Virginia hospitals have been named 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award winners by Healthgrades,

Source: Augusta Free Press
Published: 18 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: progress and understanding on quality control and evaluation

The outbreak of COVID-19 has posed a huge threat to global health and economy. Countermeasures have revolutionized norms for working, socializing, learning, and travel. Importantly, vaccines have been considered as most effective tools to combat with COVID-19.

Source: Nature
Published: 18 May 2021

HCMH recognized with ‘A’ for hospital safety

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital received an “A” grade in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital’s efforts to protect

Source: The Elkin Tribune
Published: 18 May 2021

Watertown hospital earns 5-star rating for overall quality

WATERTOWN — Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) announces that it has been awarded five stars in the latest Hospital Quality Star Ratings released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Source: Daily Jefferson County Union
Published: 18 May 2021

Medical center honored for patient safety

Catawba Valley Medical Center was awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes CVMC’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and

Source: Hickory Daily Record
Published: 09 May 2021

U.S., Taiwan Partner to Improve Patient Safety

This is where machine learning can help to make better decisions and improve patient safety and quality of care,” said Dr. David W. Bates, Chief of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Source: Associated Press
Published: 18 May 2021

Shore Medical Center receives A for the spring 2021 Leapfrog hospital safety grade

SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center received an A grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Shore Medical Center’s achievements protecting patients from errors,

Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Published: 06 May 2021

New research will improve safety and quality of heparin

A new method to analyze the blood thinning drug heparin has been developed that can pinpoint contaminants more accurately and quickly, providing greater quality control and safety.

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 14 May 2021

Centura Health-Mercy nationally recognized with ’A’ grade for safety

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center received an “A” grade for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes achievements protecting patients from errors,

Source: The Durango Herald
Published: 18 May 2021

How to change an American medical system that harms Black maternal health

It measures how Black mothers and people feel as they navigate personnel, practices and policies across seven quality areas identified by Black mothers: safety, autonomy, communication, racism, empathy, humanity and dignity. Survey items also examine how ...

Source: Hartford Courant
Published: 18 May 2021

AdventHealth, Flagler Hospital receive A ratings for quality and safety from Leapfrog

All five AdventHealth hospitals, along with Flagler Hospital in St. Johns County, received A ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Group.

Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal on MSN.com
Published: 07 May 2021

Chattanooga's Erlanger featured on 'Frontline' investigation about COVID-19's impact on safety net hospitals

Erlanger Health System will be featured Tuesday night in a "Frontline" and NPR documentary on the financial pressures faced by American hospitals serving low-income and uninsured patients. The upcoming episode in "The Healthcare Divide" series airs at 10 p.

Source: Yahoo
Published: 18 May 2021

Inteleos and Dr. Smile Medical Group Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Form Long-term Strategic Partnership

ZHANG Qiang, MD, Founder and Chairman, Dr. Smile Medical Group and Dale R. Cyr, CEO and Executive Director, Inteleos with signed Memorandum of Understanding Relationship will support the development of global standards of practice and certification for CHIVA technique ROCKVILLE,

Source: Associated Press
Published: 18 May 2021

Flagler Hospital receives A rating for quality and safety from Leapfrog, up from 2020's B

After years of average ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Group, Flagler Hospital received an A rating this spring.

Source: The St. Augustine Record
Published: 07 May 2021

NuSachi, Inc. Joins Efforts to Prove THC Safety in Food Products

Following the launch of what is believed to be the largest human trial on toxicological effects of trace amounts of THC in food

Source: WFMZ-TV
Published: 18 May 2021

Alleviant Medical Announces Presentation of Clinical Data at American College of Cardiology and EuroPCR Conferences

Alleviant Medical Inc., a privately-held medical device company, today announced one-month and three-month follow up data from the first in human clin

Source: Business Wire
Published: 17 May 2021

Northwest Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital get ‘A’ hospital safety grade from national watchdog

The Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital scored an 'A' grade from the Leapfrog Group, a nationwide watchdog organization focused on health care quality and safety.

Source: KVOA 4
Published: 07 May 2021

Compassus Chief Medical Officer Appointed To AMDA Quality Measures Subcommittee

Compassus Chief Medical Officer Kurt Merkelz, M.D., has been appointed to a two-year term on the Quality Measures Subcommittee of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. AMDA represents more than 50,

Source: Business Insider
Published: 11 May 2021

Opinion: Oklahoma's medical pot industry needs seed-to-sale tracking of marijuana

For Oklahoma’s legal marijuana program to realize its full potential, we need commonsense rules that protect patients, increase transparency, drive product quality and create a level playing field for

Source: Tulsa World
Published: 17 May 2021

MDIC Selects Booz Allen Hamilton to Support its Medical Device Cybersecurity Benchmarking Initiative

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) today announced a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to establish a benchmark of the medical device

Source: Business Wire
Published: 17 May 2021

Cary Medical Center nationally recognized with an ‘A’ for the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Cary Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Cary’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.

Source: thecounty.me
Published: 05 May 2021

Augusta Health receives ‘A’ Leapfrog hospital safety grade

Augusta Health received an “A”gradein the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Augusta Health‘s achievements protecting patients fr

Source: Augusta Free Press
Published: 17 May 2021

Amazon Launches Employee Health and Safety Program

Amazon's WorkingWell program aims to cut the e-commerce giant's recordable incident rates by 50 percent by 2025.

Source: Manufacturing
Published: 17 May 2021

Experts urge strict workplace air quality standards, in wake of pandemic

Meeting a group of 39 scientists' recommendations would require new workplace standards for air quality, but the scientists maintained that the remedies do not have to be onerous.

Source: Seattle Times
Published: 18 May 2021

Memorial Healthcare receives top marks in quality, safety surveys

Memorial Healthcare is one of just 10 hospitals in Michigan to earn top recognition from both the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the Leapfrog Group.

Source: Argus-Press
Published: 06 May 2021

Las Palmas Medical Center earns “A” rating in Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Las Palmas Medical Center was recently awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades. This national distinction recognizes hospitals’ efforts to provide safer healthcare and protect patients from harm.

Source: El Paso Herald-Post
Published: 05 May 2021

Peconic Bay Medical Center earns four stars in quality rankings by federal agency

PBMC's four-star rating from CMS, a first for the Riverhead hospital, reflects a turnaround in quality that began more than a decade ago, hospital officials said.

Source: RiverheadLOCAL
Published: 13 May 2021

Hyperfine's Swoop™ Portable MR Imaging System Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

Hyperfine's category-defining Swoop™ Portable MR Imaging System has been recognized as best in class with a Gold

Source: Benzinga.com
Published: 18 May 2021

Trousdale Medical Center recognized for quality

As part of National Rural Health Day, Trousdale Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality.

Source: The Lebanon Democrat
Published: 13 May 2021