Quality and Safety

Flint Michigan water

The Flint River in Flint, Michigan. Photo via U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

By Bernie Monegain 12:05 pm July 05, 2017
Funds earmarked for helping residents experiencing health issues linked to local water supply.

Leah Binder is a leading advocate for patient safety and healthcare quality.

By Bernie Monegain 09:38 am June 27, 2017
National numbers show that women make up just 19.9 percent of corporate boards across the country.
quality of care at VA hospitals
By Jessica Davis 02:35 pm June 26, 2017
Limitations in its data system prevent metrics from capturing all provider types and provider workload – among other technical and policy flaws.
artificial intelligence healthcare
By Mike Miliard 03:03 pm June 22, 2017
Accenture report expects robot-assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistants, workflow tools and more offering huge potential to make patient care more efficient.
medication errors
By Bill Siwicki 01:46 pm June 22, 2017
Hint: The health system achieved a 98.5 percent compliance rate for caregivers scanning medication and patient wristbands. 
MACRA rules
By Mike Miliard 03:53 pm June 21, 2017
Conduent, Vizient, Premier, Nuance, others are ranked well for performance management and patient safety, relaying critical data for provider benchmarking, predictive analytics and more.
healthcare innovation lab
By Mike Miliard 10:36 am June 16, 2017
The Ideation Program for Healthcare aims to foster and incubate new IT or best practices that improve the healthcare experience.
drones used in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 12:31 pm June 15, 2017
The program gave a glimpse into the possibility of hospitals using drones in the future.
health data interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 04:02 pm June 08, 2017
The National Quality Forum is set to finalize a framework that can measure health data interoperability and identify gaps in progress.

photo by Juhan Sonin via Flickr

By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm June 07, 2017
A three-year study on a large mid-Atlantic hospital found that the laboratory department was hit the hardest during downtime, with patient identification as the largest challenge.

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