Quality and Safety

By Bernie Monegain 01:31 pm April 21, 2017
Hospitals, doctors’ practices, government, insurers, and healthcare IT companies could all be affected, Kalorama says.
VA hospitals JAMA report

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 02:10 pm April 20, 2017
The agency scored higher on six of nine patient safety indicators, but still needs to work on behavioral health and patient experience, a JAMA Internal Medicine report finds.
EHR training platform Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine to launch an electronic health record training program for medical students.

By Mike Miliard 01:55 pm April 19, 2017
Initiative expected to give emerging physicians greater comfort with electronic health record workflows.
WHO post-surgery deaths
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am April 19, 2017
Annals of Surgery found death rate decline in South Carolina in hospitals that chose to participate in the program.
secure document exchange FHIR for EMS
By Mike Miliard 02:15 pm April 18, 2017
Emergency teams can connect via DirectTrust, Carequality, FHIR and more.
St. Jude Medical faulty defibrillators
By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm April 14, 2017
The agency says St. Jude Medical continued to ship faulty defibrillators despite issues with rapid battery depletion.
NewYork-Presbyterian CMS accountable health
By Bernie Monegain 11:40 am April 14, 2017
CMS initiative aims to boost outcomes, reduce cost and find innovative ways to deliver care to underserved populations.
Hospital medical errors
By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:01 am April 14, 2017
Tool allows purchasers to estimate the number of avoidable deaths among covered lives, related financial details.
These 10 hospitals scored an 'F', pose greatest risk to patients, Leapfrog says

SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn earned an 'F' in patient safety from Leapfrog.

By Henry Powderly 02:54 pm April 12, 2017
As 1,000 patients a day still die from preventable errors, Leapfrog report shows which facilities are failing to improve.
By Henry Powderly 02:39 pm April 12, 2017
Leapfrog report says many systems are showing dedication to reducing deadly medical errors.

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