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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ACP: Quality measures key to meaningful use
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO members, is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to rethink the government’s rulemaking proposals on accountable care organizations. At issue is a provision that would give individuals the option to restrict access to data.
June 2, 2011
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Art Glasgow is the Chief information officer for Duke Medicine, and the Former chief technology officer for Ingenix
June 2, 2011
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With hospitals "raising the bar" to meet meaningful use requirements, new positions are being created within IT departments that have a focus on quality and data, says one consultant.
June 2, 2011
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is seeking comments on approaches that will enable providers and other healthcare entities to obtain and manage digital certificates that are cross-certified with the Federal Bridge.
June 2, 2011
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Patients that were treated for Hepatitis C in local communities via telehealth technology did as well as patients treated at a university-based medical center, results of a new study funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show.
June 2, 2011
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The Western Health Information Network (WHIN) has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio for a pilot project to test how unique patient identifiers can increase patient control over their clinical information and improve the quality of medical records.
June 1, 2011
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Ten U.S. health systems have been identified by Thomson Reuters as performing at the top when it comes to quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction - metrics that are boosted with the use of information technology.
May 31, 2011
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User experience should be at the forefront of medical device development, according to a new report.
May 31, 2011
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Single-sign-on (SSO) technology can dramatically decrease the amount of time clinicians spend trying to access various forms of electronic medical records, according to a new report.
May 31, 2011
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Leveraging efficiencies of the electronic health record, four independent physician practices have earned the position of finalist for the 2011 HIMSS Ambulatory Care Davies Award of Excellence.
May 31, 2011
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Physicians in the BRIC region – Russia and India in particular – are incorporating social networks and online communities into their professional resource mix, according to a new study from Manhattan Research.
May 31, 2011
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National eHealth Collaborative has announced the members of its newly appointed NeHC University Advisory Council, a body of nationally known experts and advocates in health IT, who will help shape and lead NeHC's expanded education program.
May 26, 2011
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