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2013-04-11 12:30:46

Participating Pennsylvania hospitals and imaging centers improved radiation dose tracking and achieved other significant outcomes in one-year program PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, independent nonprofit organizations devoted to patient safety and quality, announce the results of a Philadelphia-area regional collaborative to reduce patient risks associated with excessive radiation from CT scans....

2011-06-29 08:59:00

Philadelphia-area hospitals and imaging centers collaborate to reduce risks fromCT radiation PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation with a multi-dimensional focus on healthcare safety, announce the launch of a new Partnership for Patient Care regional collaborative focused on...

2011-03-31 10:31:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At its Annual Leadership Summit on March 16, The Partnership for Patient Care reported on the solid progress that has been made to improve the quality and safety of care for patients at the more than 70 southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals in the Partnership. Funded in part by Independence Blue Cross, the Partnership also announced a new year-long initiative to address the radiation dose safety of CT imaging to evaluate variances in dosages and...

2009-03-16 13:00:00

Sponsors IBC, The Health Care Improvement Foundation, and The Franklin Institute announce winners PHILADELPHIA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting a dangerous superbug that can cause serious illness and even death is anything but child's play, but kids can do a lot to help prevent infection in their schools and community, as demonstrated by Brent Bagdon and Carly Mannon, seventh graders from Log College Middle School in Warminster, PA, and winners of the Students Fight MRSA contest announced...

2009-02-05 08:32:00

Partnership for Patient Care launches fourth-year program that focuses on similar practices used by nation's most safety-conscious industries PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Patient Care, a quality and patient safety effort led by southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals and one of the region's largest health care insurers, Independence Blue Cross, announces its new initiatives for 2009-2011 today at a conference at the College of Physicians here. Approximately 150...

2008-12-16 14:08:00

Commitment of $3 million through 2011 to the Partnership for Patient Care will help to prevent infections and medical errors, improve care PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross announced today that it will extend its support for the Partnership for Patient Care, a quality and patient safety effort led by southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals, with funding of $3 million through 2011. The funding will be provided to the Health Care Improvement Foundation, a nonprofit...