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2014-08-08 23:02:29

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Pharmacy Automation Systems Market by product type (Medication Dispensing Systems, Packaging and Labeling Systems, Table-top Counters) & by End-user (Inpatient Pharmacy Automation, Outpatient Pharmacy Automation): Global Forecasts & Trends to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 The pharmacy automation systems market research report studies and analyzes the pharmacy automation systems market by product and end...

2014-08-05 23:10:11

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) says diagnostic errors are the biggest mistake doctors make. Dr. Ira Williams says diagnostic errors are only a subset of the much larger medical problem of the estimated annual rate of needless hospital deaths that has quadrupled during the past quarter century. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Dr. Ira Williams, author of Find The Black Box, continues his series of Open Letters (http://is.gd/wdU2CM) by comparing the efforts to...

2014-07-30 16:30:15

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical malpractice insurance industry and hospitals are the biggest force bankrolling the campaign against a patient safety initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot, pumping in more than two-thirds of the $41 million war chest amassed by Proposition 46 foes, according to campaign finance disclosure documents. After profiting wildly for years from unreasonably costly rates, medical malpractice insurers have contributed nearly half of...

2014-07-17 12:30:42

California Ballot Initiative - The First To Require Random Drug Testing Of Doctors - Will Protect Patient Safety And Save Lives, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark California initiative on the November 2014...

2014-07-08 23:05:43

National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that MERCI has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.) provides turnkey training programs that help hospitals reduce medical errors and improve patient safety, and is a...

2014-06-28 14:38:40

Springer Study urges improvement in physicians’ inconsistent record of ordering lab tests Why does one physician in a walk-in practice order laboratory monitoring tests for patients more often than a colleague working down the hallway? Which factors influence the use of these important tests that can help doctors ensure that high-risk drugs are prescribed safely? Clues to these questions lie in the age and general health of the patient, and whether the doctor is a specialist or not,...

2014-06-25 08:31:29

$500,000 Awarded for Programs Focused on Medication Safety and Efficiency SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CareFusion Foundation today awarded $500,000 in grant funding to 11 U.S. nonprofit health care institutions as part of the Foundation's second annual Clinical Excellence Grant Program. The institutions will receive grants of up to $50,000 based on programs that develop and share best practices in improving medication safety and efficiency. "The proper management of...

2014-06-10 23:07:14

First State Agency to Join NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program. An independent agency within the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis, the Betsy Lehman Center is the first state...

2014-06-05 08:26:07

Thirty-seven events were reported as Serious Events (events that cause harm) and four of the harmful events resulted in patient death HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare worker fatigue is cited as a contributing factor in over 1,600 events reported through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority with 37 reported as harmful events including four patient deaths, according to an article from the June...

2014-06-04 12:29:35

78% of RNs agree that the quality of patient care in Massachusetts hospitals is suffering due to unsafe patient assignments including 59% of RNs who are aware of patient complications and 46% who are aware of patients who have been injured or harmed because hospitals are forcing nurses to care for too many patients at one time CANTON, Mass., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United:...


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