Quality and Safety

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.
By Mike Miliard 01:13 pm March 15, 2019
Analysts see a best-of-breed strategy finding favor, with companies such as Xenex, Ecolab and VigiLanz preferred over Epic and Cerner for their innovative approaches to patient safety surveillance.
By Deirdre Fulton 10:19 am March 13, 2019
Despite its clear potential to improve access to high-quality care in underserved communities, telehealth is underutilized by safety-net providers due to a range of barriers, according to a new report from the RAND Corpo
By Diana Manos 03:25 pm March 12, 2019
Development has been "fairly stagnant," from some vendors, causing providers to fill the gap with population health management platforms, EHRs and business intelligence tools.

(Photo: Scripps)

By Mike Miliard 02:48 pm March 12, 2019
The famed digital health pioneer talks about his new book, Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again. The potential is immense, he says, but the U.S. needs a plan.
By Diana Manos 04:25 pm March 11, 2019
Medical errors caused by mishandled diagnostic tools within the electronic health record join EHR-exacerbated physician burnout on the group's annual list of Top 10 concerns.
By Mike Miliard 11:35 am March 11, 2019
The Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence, created by Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Analytics, will innovate new advances and applications for AI and machine learning in healthcare.
By Mike Miliard 03:11 pm March 08, 2019
Working with a cardiac monitoring platform from Eko, the health system is validating algorithms to help more accurately screen for valvular damage with a digital stethoscope.
By Mike Miliard 12:33 pm March 08, 2019
Despite understanding the big ROI that can come from supply chain analytics, too many health systems aren't efficiently or effectively making use of their operational insights, a new study shows.

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