Quality and Safety

anti-phishing efforts in healthcare
By Barry Herrin 10:52 am October 12, 2017
Since before 2013, hospitals and other healthcare facilities knew that falls were a serious problem, and massive resources were marshalled to reduce or prevent patient falls.
By Sue Schade 09:17 am September 25, 2017
In a medical crisis, clinicians need to know people’s medications, allergies, and medical histories to safely care for patients in shelters and to manage transfers between care settings.
The Walking Gallery of Healthcare

Artist, patient advocate and founder ot The Walking Gallery of Healthcare Regina Holliday has painted the backs of more than 470 jackets to date.

By Regina Holliday 03:29 pm September 08, 2017
Founder of The Walking Gallery of Healthcare honors friend and a leader who lent her voice to patients who needed to be heard.
prepare for cyberattacks during a public health crisis
By Nitin Natarajan 10:59 am August 22, 2017
Whether because of a nefarious manmade or natural disaster, hospital IT shops often find themselves strapped during a crisis. The government and private sector have already developed considerable resources to help. Here’s a look at those.

Healthcare economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 09:07 am August 22, 2017
Most affected are poor people with no insurance.
Walking Gallery in healthcare Regina Holliday
By Bernie Monegain 12:36 pm August 04, 2017
The project tells patient stories via paintings by artist Regina Holliday.

Ninety-one  percent of people with chronic disease say they need help in managing their disease – not in the doctor’s office, but at home, between appointments.

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 10:17 am July 21, 2017
Report offers advice on how to do it right – the way patients want.
medical devices

Sue Schade believes that making IT work for patients – and all players – get rid of ‘frenemies’ attitude.

By Sue Schade 03:49 pm June 16, 2017
Feeding data directly from a medical device into medical records has reduced errors, improved patient safety and increased caregiver efficiency.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD

By John Halamka, MD 11:53 am March 01, 2017
At a pivotal moment for healthcare, it's time to reform regulatory approaches, improve access to data for care coordination and establish a national patient ID, says John Halamka, MD, who offers some perspective to CMS and ONC on the future of MACRA, interoperability and more.  
Regina Holliday

Regina Holliday, founder of the Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project.

By Regina Holliday 09:14 am February 27, 2017
When I was a child we looked forward to our birthdays with joy and trepidation.  Yes, we would get a few presents, a birthday cake and for a few very fortunate children there would be a birthday party to attend. But we would dread school on our birthdays.   

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