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2014-07-24 12:28:00

NJHA's 'Gainsharing' Pilot Achieves $113 Million in Healthcare Savings PRINCETON, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A consortium of 12 New Jersey hospitals achieved $113 million in healthcare savings under a pilot project that encourages hospitals and physicians to work together to provide more efficient, high-quality care, according to a profile from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (available at...

2014-07-01 12:28:59

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Serious adverse events resulting from vaccines routinely used in the United States are rare, according to a report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report, highlighted in the July issue of Pediatrics, provides the most comprehensive review to date of published studies on the safety of routine vaccines. "The use of vaccines ranks among the most significant public health achievements," said AHRQ...

2014-05-28 08:33:37

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches best approaches to improving patient care, announces its renewed partnership with Premier, Inc., a healthcare performance improvement alliance. Through this partnership, ECRI Institute will help hospitals and health systems select, procure, and manage healthcare technology cost-effectively using evidence-based tools and resources....

2014-05-15 16:29:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals are leading the movement to improve the quality of care delivered to U.S. patients, outpacing improvements in other settings, according to two national reports issued today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Three-quarters of hospital quality measures showed significant improvement, compared with 60 percent for home health and nursing home care, and about half for ambulatory settings. The U.S....

2014-04-16 20:22:38

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnostic errors--missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence--occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The study, partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), estimates that approximately 12 million adults in the United States could experience an...

2014-04-09 23:22:24

NPSF and AQIPS Team Up to Offer Educational Program for Health Professionals at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) have announced a cooperative educational program to be offered on site at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL. The program, Using Patient Safety Organizations to Improve Quality,...

2014-03-26 16:25:36

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an updated version of its successful TeamSTEPPS® curriculum, an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 is a complete update and streamlining of the original curriculum, incorporating new evidence, lessons learned and input from experts....

2014-03-18 12:31:26

New Position Fosters Integration of Engagement and Communication Science WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced today the appointment of Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, as Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer, a new position in which she will lead PCORI's Engagement Program and growing dissemination and implementation planning efforts. She will also continue to serve as Director of PCORI's Communication...

2014-02-25 23:34:37

KBCore connects interoperably with any EMR allowing hospitals to identify threats to patient safety, uncover the vulnerabilities in a patient-care system and helps organizations improve processes, design action plans and early warning systems to strengthen weak areas, and reduce the costs of harmful errors. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Salutopia. Inc. (http://www.salutopia.com), a software development company specializing in interoperable connectivity via electronic portals...

2014-02-18 20:22:19

Additional safety improvements will help patients who are affected ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the rates of serious surgical site infections (SSIs) following outpatient surgery are low, the number of patients who develop these serious infections is substantial and warrants continued quality improvement efforts because outpatient surgery is so common, according to a new study published in the February 19 issue of the Journal of the American...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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