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Patient complaints reveal quality and safety 'blind spots' in healthcare delivery

The researchers found complaints were particularly valuable in identifying problems before admission to hospital—such as cancelled medical ... information on quality and safety, healthcare ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 05 Oct 2018

Pennsylvania saw 302K medical errors and HAIs in 2017, patient safety authority finds

Pennsylvania health officials reported over 302,000 medical errors and hospital-acquired infections in 2017, prompting hospital leaders to discuss best care practices, according to Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority data cited by The Morning Call.

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Occupational Health and Safety: A Standard Approach

An international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, ISO 45001:2018—“Occupational health and safety management systems–requirements” replaces OHSAS 18001 as the primary OH&S standard ...

Source: Quality Digest
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Quality, patient safety top priority: Health Minister

Huda Amer Al Katheeri, Director of the Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety Department at the MOPH ... efforts to reduce the risk of damage and medical errors and maximise the ability to detect ...

Source: The Peninsula
Published: 17 Sep 2018

Bed pressures exacerbate radiology safety risks says HSIB

Safety concerns about radiology services have emerged as a key safety concern after the Care Quality Commission found wide variation in radiology reporting nationally. The regulator’s report followed patients dying at Queen Alexandra Hospital in ...

Source: Health Service Journal
Published: 26 Sep 2018

2018 Quality Improvement (QI) Grant

... medical residents and fellows in graduate medical education who will be in training programs at least through June 2019. Description: Proposed Projects should focus on improving quality, patient safety, patient experience or cost with at least one ...

Source: med.stanford.edu
Published: 02 Mar 2018

Johns Hopkins Medicine names Dr. Allen Kachalia SVP of patient safety and quality

He will also oversee academic and scholarly efforts at the Armstrong Institute, which was created to help coordinate and support the health system's patient safety and quality improvement efforts. 4. Dr. Kachalia earned his medical degree from St. Louis ...

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Published: 10 Oct 2018

The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States

Health care quality is a multidimensional concept. With support from six private foundations, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a committee to examine the available evidence on the safety and quality of different ...

Source: iom
Published: 16 Mar 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

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

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 ...

Source: Phys.org
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

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

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

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

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

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

About that quality chasm

the association's safety and quality-improvement organization. “I'm seeing some pockets where there is movement toward workforce training,” Watson says. “There are a few medical schools and nursing schools that are actually putting students together ...

Source: Modern Healthcare
Published: 21 Feb 2011

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

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

Maryland hospitals rise in safety grading system

The university medical system’s main hospital in Baltimore rose to a grade of B. “All UMMS affiliates are strongly committed to optimal safety and quality in the delivery of care to our patients,” system officials said in a statement. “The journey ...

Source: The Baltimore Sun
Published: 24 Apr 2018

Tru-D SmartUVC Provides Added Safety and Quality to Patient Care at Jupiter Medical Center

Unique investment will protect patients and staff with 99.9 percent efficacy JUPITER, Fla. - Jupiter Medical Center recently bolstered its patient and staff safety measures with two Tru-D SmartUVC robots. Tru-D SmartUVC hard at work at Jupiter Medical ...

Source: Thomasnet News
Published: 29 Jan 2016

Program helps caregivers under stress after errors

Caregivers often suffer emotional and physical harm in the wake of their medical errors, a surprisingly common ... GBMC's vice president for quality and safety, a fact that can make it "truly devastating" for caregivers to deal with mistakes they've ...

Source: The Baltimore Sun
Published: 19 Jun 2015

Clinical Fellowships

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital is a 12-month program approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ... Quality and Safety Fellowship provides ...

Source: medicine.yale.edu
Published: 04 Oct 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: 05 Feb 2010

CDSCO to bring all implantable medical devices & other high end equipment under the category of 'drug' to ensure quality & reliability

Of late, the government has been adopting various measures to ensure the quality of medical devices sold in the country. Recently, an extensive set of safety and performance guidelines was formulated by the ministry. These norms are applicable to all ...

Source: Pharmabiz
Published: 27 Jun 2018

Overlake Hospital Medical Center Partners With Medicity to Enable Community-Wide Health Information Exchange and Improve Patient Safety, Care Quality

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - 01/19/11) - Medicity -- the standard for health information exchange (HIE) solutions nationwide -- announced today that Overlake Hospital Medical Center will implement the full Medicity suite, including MediTrust Cloud ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 19 Jan 2011

Over Half Of Patients And Families Hesitate To Raise ICU Safety Concerns, Study Finds

But the study comes amid a broader context: Medical errors are a huge problem nationwide ... the state agency that aims to advance the safety and quality of health care. "When patients end up being harmed, it's usually after a whole series of missed ...

Source: WBUR
Published: 16 Jul 2018