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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Systems Made Simple, which supports architecture, data and application challenges in healthcare, and Technatomy Corporation, an IT and management consulting firm, have been awarded a contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to help complete task orders under its Enhance the Veteran Experience and Access to Healthcare (EVEAH) initiative.
June 10, 2011
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The Aetna Foundation, the philanthropic arm of healthcare insurer Aetna, has partnered with the conference Health 2.0 to issue a developer challenge. The intent is to spur new interactive browser-based applications designed to make data about obesity more accessible and usable.
June 10, 2011
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has approved the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the ONC-AA for the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology.
June 10, 2011
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At the close of the Health Data Initiative Forum held on Thursday, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced StartUp Health, a strategic initiative designed to improve access to capital, education and resources for health and wellness entrepreneurs.
June 9, 2011
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Forty-five new and updated health applications that harness the power of open data from HHS and other sources are being presented Thursday at the 2nd Annual Health Data Initiative Forum in New York.
June 9, 2011
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A new report from Ambient Insight shows that the U.S. corporate market for self-paced e-learning products and services reached $6.8 billion in 2010, and projects that revenues will reach $7.1 billion by 2015.
June 9, 2011
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday that it will extend the deadline for accountable care organizations wanting to apply to be Pioneer ACO models. Officials said they are looking for advanced programs to lead the way for ACO development nationwide.
June 9, 2011
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The booming healthcare market, which is expected to account for nearly one-fifth of U.S. GDP by 2019, is driving a surge of activity from companies looking to mine opportunities for growth, differentiation and jobs, just as a new generation of tech-savvy consumers is creating a new market for digital and interactive health, according to PwC's Health Research Institute.
June 9, 2011
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced June 8 the Investing in Innovations (i2) Initiative – a program designed to spur innovations in health IT.
June 9, 2011
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Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has realized $262 million in net savings during the fourth year of Your Healthcare Plus, a care management program administered by McKesson.
June 8, 2011
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CliniComp International, a global provider of clinical documentation systems serving over 110 hospitals in seven countries spanning three continents, announced today that it has completed all installations o f CliniComp Essentris EMR at 59 military inpatient treatment facilities worldwide, with 36 facilities in just under two years. Fifty-nine inpatient facilities and their 24,000 physicians will use CliniComp, Intl.'s inpatient clinical documentation system to administer world-class healthcare to the Military Health System's (MHS) 9.6 million beneficiaries.
June 8, 2011
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Virtua, the largest comprehensive healthcare system in Southern New Jersey, announced Wednesday it is offering a free online personal health record – one that its founder calls a "hybrid PHR" – to consumers living in the three counties that it serves.
June 7, 2011
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