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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The San Diego-based vendor's new integrated telecare suite provides a social engagement platform that allows seniors and others to easily access the Internet and e-mail and play games – and keeps them connected with loved ones and caregivers.
June 28, 2011
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Independent research firm KLAS recently released its 2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure report.
June 27, 2011
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Farzad Mostashari, MD, the nation's healthcare IT chief, pronounced the graduates of a new health information technology program at Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College to be leaders in a healthcare movement that's critical to the nation, as he addressed the graduating class on June 24.
June 27, 2011
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It's been rumored for some time, and today it was finally confirmed: Google Health, having failed to "catch on the way" the company "would have hoped," will see the lights go dim on Jan, 1, 2012.
June 24, 2011
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Healthcare IT News interviewed three solo practitioners who have met Stage 1 meaningful use guidelines, and asked what advice they might have for other solo practitioners or small practices.
June 24, 2011
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To help ensure that patients are properly vaccinated, UPMC has created one of the first systems in the state to not only provide real-time, electronic reporting to Pennsylvania's immunizations registry but to also allow UPMC's clinicians to view the state's vaccine data for each patient.
June 24, 2011
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Scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed tools that expand the use of ultrasound during spaceflight and on Earth, especially in rural and underserved locations.
June 24, 2011
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athenahealth, which provides practice management, electronic health record and patient communication services to physician practices, has closed on the purchase of property in Northport, Maine, for $7.7 million, where it plans to establish a training center near another of its facilities.
June 24, 2011
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A developer challenge issued this spring by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, aimed at inspiring innovation in health IT applications, has awarded its prize to a multilingual EMR interface.
June 23, 2011
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Inova Alexandria Hospital emergency department clinicians in Alexandria, Va., can now quickly access a patient's prescriptions information, no matter where in the country they were written, thanks to a recently launched initiative by the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization (NoVaRHIO).
June 23, 2011
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The eHealth Initiative has released a new report exploring the role of electronic health records in care coordination for patients with complex illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
June 23, 2011
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Up to $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding will be awarded to help hospitals and providers improve care with new technology-backed programs, training and monitoring, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid announced June 22.
June 23, 2011
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