Quality and Safety

patient safety and cyber security strategies
By Bill Siwicki 03:02 pm August 18, 2017
Protecting patients and their data should be as important as basic cleanliness, experts say.
 order sets in Epic EHR
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm August 09, 2017
Two-way data sharing can help hospitals gain ground on quality improvement initiatives.
Patricia Horoho

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Patricia Horoho

By Bernie Monegain 12:45 pm August 07, 2017
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, Patricia Horoho, has joined Optum to lead the company’s efforts to deliver information technology-based support services to active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.

Kate Ryder founded Maven in 2015. Today, the startup is growing and gaining ground with its digital platform.

By Bernie Monegain 08:21 am August 07, 2017
With a $10.8M Series A financing, the New York-based startup Maven launched by CEO Kate Ryder, is poised to boost women's health and help companies across the country bring better maternity and family benefits to working parents.
Boston Medical Center patient safety

Boston University Medical Center's Moakley Building. Photo via Drknchkn

By Mike Miliard 03:24 pm August 03, 2017
I-PASS Patient Safety Institute is helping the academic hospital achieve safer shift changes with game-based training, EHR mnemonics and benchmarking tools in the cloud.
CMS finalizes 90-day reporting for meaningful use of EHRs
By Bill Siwicki 08:45 am August 03, 2017
The agency, seeking to ease EHR reporting burdens, will also allow both 2015 and 2014-certified EHRs for 2018. 
needle-free blood draw
By Bernie Monegain 11:42 am July 28, 2017
The health system, with 22 hospitals, is first in the nation to turn to non-invasive technology.
HHS appropriations bill slashes AHRQ funding
By Jessica Davis 01:21 pm July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would receive $5.8 billion in funding, with only $300 million designated for the lead research group on healthcare quality, costs and outcomes.
national hospital initiative for opioid crisis
By Bernie Monegain 11:20 am July 20, 2017
Focusing on 30 high-performing hospitals, the group will work with anesthesiologists to create new strategies for post-op pain management.
healthcare risk-sharing
By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am July 20, 2017
The new risk-sharing project, which seeks to eliminate redundancies and maximize sourcing gains will unfold over eight years.

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