Quality and Safety

Medical mistakes still kill 1,000 patients a day, Leapfrog says
By Bernie Monegain 02:21 pm April 12, 2017
Though new safety grades show problems persist, hundreds of hospitals are excelling at prevention based on the latest Hosptial Safety Grade.
Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph

"We are focused on ensuring patients get the care they need, where they need it," said Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph.

By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm April 12, 2017
Hartford HealthCare says the partnership will help it transform care delivery over seven years.
medication errors linked to healthcare technology
By Bill Siwicki 03:36 pm April 10, 2017
The majority of errors were attributed to the human-computer interface, workflow and communication, and clinical content, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority says.
Healthgrades names top hospitals

Mercy Hospital Joplin was among those awarded by Healthgrades.

By Henry Powderly 03:16 pm April 05, 2017
Healthgrades said 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals performed like the winners did.

IBM Watson Health at the HIMSS17 conference.

By Bernie Monegain 07:01 am March 30, 2017
IBM Watson Health will adopt SNOMED CT for use in Watson Health work, SNOMED International and IBM Watson announced today.
Carolinas HealthCare
By Jessica Davis 03:06 pm March 27, 2017
The health system drastically reduced documentation time and number of clicks within its Cerner EHR after a three-year optimization project.  
By Jessica Davis 05:18 pm March 14, 2017
Two Advisory Board research leaders discuss the current state of precision medicine – and what it will take for genomics to become part of routine care.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm March 14, 2017
A new report from ECRI Institute says suboptimal EHR management and CDS implementation pose safety risks to patients. It also raises concerns about patient identification and clinical process improvement activities.
HIE ED readmission

HealthlinkNY CEO Christina Galanis expects further clinical and operational ROI from the HIE as patient data sets get more robust and more physicians gain experience using the exchange.

By Mike Miliard 12:36 pm March 08, 2017
Hospitals in New York are finding big quality and efficiency gains thanks to the ability to access patient EHR data via a regional health information exchange.
By Jessica Davis 11:03 am February 28, 2017
Currently, 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced IoT into their facilities, with nearly two-thirds of those using it for monitoring and maintenance.

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