Quality and Safety

Identity and access management automation saves PeaceHealth hundreds of thousands of dollars

PeaceHealth, a 16,000-caregiver healthcare provider in the Pacific Northwest with 10 hospitals and 250 ambulatory clinics.

By Bill Siwicki 03:38 pm April 19, 2019
Providers there also don't have to wait 28 days for access to Epic and other systems, and now receive full rights within two days.
By Nathan Eddy 10:37 am April 04, 2019
The goal is to improve identification of certain patients through algorithms that produce tailored and dynamic risk scores, and make those resources available to VA caregivers and patients.
By Nathan Eddy 10:23 am April 02, 2019
Companies say aligning their platforms will help eliminate duplicate records, establish more accurate care histories and improve patient safety.
Cerner EHR alert helps Missouri provider reduce blood transfusion rate, save $1 million
By Bill Siwicki 02:42 pm April 01, 2019
Blood is a precious commodity nationwide, and often wasted. At University of Missouri Health Care, the mean red blood cell transfusion rate is now 22.4 percent below the original baseline rate. The medical director of transfusion services explains how that was accomplished.

Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit (Photo: UC San Diego Health)

By Mike Miliard 02:52 pm March 28, 2019
The lights, deployed at UC San Diego Health by BIOS, help with circadian entrainment to boost staff alertness and its wavelengths can improve visual check-ups for elderly patients, the company says.
By Mike Miliard 04:00 pm March 27, 2019
The CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge stems from the Trump administration's recent call to boost AI innovation in the U.S.
Real-time location systems save Wake Forest Baptist $3.5M
By Bill Siwicki 02:35 pm March 26, 2019
The health system saved money by avoiding equipment purchases and reducing rental expenses; RTLS also saved it $300,000 and more than 10,000 staff hours annually.
patient phone pills
By Nathan Eddy 11:43 am March 25, 2019
Agreeing to the same format for demographic data would boost patient safety, according to research from Indiana University and Pew.

Q Core Medical is opening a new hub in Marseille, France (pictured above)

By Piers Ford 10:31 am March 20, 2019
Israeli infusion system specialist Q Core Medical has opened a new European hub in Marseille, France, to capitalise on growing demand for its smart pumps in both hospital and ambulatory care settings.
How data visualization helped Saint Joseph Mercy improve quality, patient safety
By Bill Siwicki 04:11 pm March 19, 2019
In one initiative, the health system tracked hourly rounding compliance by nursing staff. In just over a year, the health system's hourly compliance rate improved by 78.9 percent.

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