Quality and Safety

Quality and safety concerns both routine clinical and managerial practices and research focusing on patient safety and quality of care. Specific topic areas include drug information programs, safe administration of patient medication, overuse or misuse of procedures that are not medically necessary, underuse of beneficial services and mistakes leading to patient injury - including the 28 so-called Never Events outlined by the National Quality Forum in 2001 and revised in 2006.

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Minnesota-based IT company helps health plans, employers connect with health clubs and manage employees' workout routines.
July 8, 2011
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When it comes to disclosing identifiable patient information, family doctors are reluctant to do so – even for public health purposes such as tracking influenza, according to a recent study.
July 7, 2011
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Critical access hospitals in rural areas of the U.S. are behind on quality of care, patient outcomes and technology adoption when compared to other hospitals, according to a recent study.
July 7, 2011
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The Ontario Medical Association is calling for electronic medical records to be a top priority for all political parties as they prepare for the province's upcoming election.
July 7, 2011
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Websites are "the new storefront" these days, and medical practices should not be missing out on the opportunity, says one expert. However, he points out that they "are a constant evolution," and so it's important to "lay the right foundation."
July 6, 2011
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Beacon Partners, a healthcare management consulting firm, has acquired Healthcare Innovative Solutions, a Seville, Ohio-based consulting firm which offers customized products and services for clinical system implementations and workflow transformation to hospitals.
July 5, 2011
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Mexico's Ministry of Health of Nuevo Leon has chosen the e-Screener Plus (eSP) by OZ Systems to manage the state’s newborn hearing and metabolic screening programs.
July 5, 2011
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“There has never been a better time to be innovating in health and wellness,” Steve Krein, CEO of the just-launched StartUp Health, said last month.
July 5, 2011
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Founder of KevinMD.com board certified in internal medicine and practices primary care in Nashua, N.H. His blog has more than 47,000 RSS subscribers and 40,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, making him social media's leading physician voice.
July 5, 2011
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Physicians started to cautiously enter the social media space beginning around 2005 – most blogging anonymously – but today doctors are beginning to embrace the technology as a way to make a difference in patient education.
July 5, 2011
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When it comes to using social media, fear of violating HIPAA rules is top of mind for physicians, but experts say if they can adhere to privacy regulations, the technology’s benefits are far reaching.
July 5, 2011
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The "HOPEmobile" is a 64-foot trailer outfitted with sophisticated telemedicine equipment that travels to underserved and remote areas of New Mexico, providing free, comprehensive health screenings for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, pre-diabetes and other chronic conditions.
July 5, 2011
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