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2009-01-21 13:48:00

Elite Mentor Hospital Designation by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement HOUSTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Northwest Medical Center is among an elite group of hospitals nationwide - and among only two in Texas - named by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as a Mentor Hospital for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), otherwise known as heart attack. IHI is an independent not-for-profit organization with a mission of helping lead the improvement of health care throughout...

2009-01-05 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today that it will provide funding of $750,000, to be distributed over three years, to sponsor the IHI Open School for Health Professions, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Funding for the new IHI Open School demonstrates Kaiser Permanente's shared commitment with IHI to assure safe, quality and effective health care. "I am proud of the fact that over the years, Kaiser Permanente has...

2008-12-10 11:28:00

HONOLULU, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoana Medical announced today that its patented LifeBed(TM) and LifeGurney(TM) Patient Vigilance Systems will be showcased at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) premier event in Nashville, TN., which will be attended by nearly 5,000 leaders in hospital safety. Hoana is launching an aggressive Luminary program in conjunction with the IHI event, to introduce its LifeGurney system, focused on overcrowding in the emergency room. "We are...

2008-10-30 12:01:03

BOSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation has identified five strategic concepts designed to accelerate the integration of critical patient safety imperatives into the fabric of health care. These concepts challenge conventional wisdom, encourage new ways of thinking, and provide a visionary approach to removing the structural impediments to the adoption of patient safety solutions. (Logo:...

2008-08-04 21:00:27

By JESSICA FARGEN Hospitals and doctors are not required by law to tell patients when medical mistakes are made, but safety advocates say more and more hospitals are tackling the unpopular shroud of secrecy. "What I see emerging is the people that don't disclose are not going to be the norm," said Linda Kenney, president of Medically Induced Trauma Support Services, a Boston-area support group for those injured by medical errors and mistakes. "There's an acceptance throughout the country...

2008-08-03 03:00:27

By Jessica Fargen, Boston Herald Aug. 3--Hospitals and doctors are not required by law to tell patients when medical mistakes are made, but safety advocates say more and more hospitals are tackling the unpopular shroud of secrecy. "What I see emerging is the people that don't disclose are not going to be the norm," said Linda Kenney, president of Medically Induced Trauma Support Services, a Boston-area support group for those injured by medical errors and mistakes. "There's an acceptance...

2008-06-17 09:01:11

The Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety (Coalition) has announced that Suburban Health Organization (SHO) has joined its efforts. SHO is an organization composed of eight central Indiana hospitals working together to promote quality, efficiency and patient access. Suburban hospitals include St. Vincent Health, which is currently a Coalition member, Hancock Regional Hospital, Hendricks Regional Health, Henry County Hospital, Morgan Hospital & Medical Center, Riverview Hospital,...

2008-05-09 03:00:13

By Reinertsen, James L How the team can incorporate quality and safety. Public transparency of hospital quality data, pay for performance, campaigns such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives campaigns and, most recently, non- pay for non-performance all require rapid and sustained improvement in difficult care delivery problems such as hospital-acquired infections, surgical mishaps and failure to provide reliable evidence-based medicine. Many...

2008-04-21 12:00:52

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beacon Collaborative, a voluntary affiliation of 39 hospitals in five San Francisco Bay Area counties, announced today that reductions in the occurrence of two major types of hospital infections between April 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007 saved approximately 194 lives. The estimate of lives saved is based on a statistical analysis of mortality for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), and central line-associated bloodstream infections...

2005-08-05 14:55:00

More people die as a result of medical errors than from other common causes of death including motor vehicle crashes, breast cancer, and AIDS. As part of international efforts to improve patient safety, a new website has been created (http://www.saferhealthcare.org.uk/), run by a partnership of the National Patient Safety Agency, the BMJ Publishing Group, and the US-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Its aim is to be a valued source of peer reviewed tools and information to help...