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  • AORN Invites Members to Comment on Patient Safety Position Statements
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is encouraging its members to comment on three patient-safety related position statements. The comment period closes on Nov. 15, 2010. The following position statements are open for comment: AORN Position Statement ...More
    October 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Foundation Offers Grants to Improve OR Safety
    The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it will award more than $1 million in grant funding to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve the efficiency and quality of care. Earlier this year, the ...More
    October 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Program for OR Staff That Emphasizes Teamwork Associated With Reductions in Surgical Deaths
    Hospitals that had operating room personnel participate in a medical team training program that incorporates practices of aviation crews, such as training in teamwork and communication, had a lower rate of surgical deaths compared to hospitals that did not participate in ...More
    October 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Surgical Complications Drop at Hospitals That Share Patient Safety Data
    Michigan hospitals reduced surgical complications by nearly 10 percent at a time when the rest of the nation saw no change in complication rates, according to a new study out next week in the Archives of Surgery. Complications dropped at hospitals participating in what's ...More
    October 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Documents Wrong-Site, Wrong-Patient Procedure Errors
    Data from one liability insurance database in Colorado indicate that wrong-site and wrong-patient surgical and procedure errors continued to occur despite nationwide steps to help prevent them, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Surgery. “Any ...More
    October 18, 2010 Posted in News
  • Hospital Comparison Web Site May Not Help Patients Identify the Best Place to Have High-Risk Surgery
    Information available on a government Web site designed to help patients choose high-quality hospitals does not appear to help Medicare beneficiaries identify facilities with better outcomes for high-risk surgeries, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of ...More
    October 18, 2010 Posted in News
  • Professional Liability Costs for Hospitals Continue to Rise
    Hospitals and physicians should prepare for increasing liability costs, according to the 2010 Hospital Professional Liability and Physician Liability Benchmark Analysis created by Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation, in conjunction ...More
    October 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • NQF Invites Comments on HAI Project
    The National Quality Forum (NQF) announces that the first draft report of the Patient Safety Measures project focusing on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) measures is now available for public and member comment. NQF launched the Patient Safety Measures project to ...More
    October 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • GE Healthcare's Smart Patient Room to Begin Data Collection
    GE Healthcare announced today that the Smart Patient Room pilot at Bassett Medical Center has been approved by the site’s Institutional Review Board to begin data collection. The innovative technology solution was installed as part of GE’s healthymagination initiative with ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • VA's Adverse Medical Events Disclosure Policy is Lauded
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy on disclosure of adverse medical events was praised as a "valuable resource for all healthcare institutions" in an article in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "At VA we strive every day to deliver superior ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News