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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:...

2014-06-04 08:32:52

Retail pharmacies that have participated in company's MTM pilot program have delivered nearly four times as many comprehensive medication reviews as the industry average DUBLIN, Ohio, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health today launched a new solution to make it easier and more time-efficient for retail pharmacies to help patients better understand and adhere to their medications. The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics reports that the United States could save as much as $200...

2014-05-28 12:31:03

Will Implement Omnicell Technology Throughout Minnesota's Largest Integrated Health System MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL), today announced that Allina Health has selected the company to be its provider of automated medication solutions for the 12 acute care hospitals across its integrated delivery network. Allina Health is known for offering advanced technology and high quality of care to patients in communities throughout Minnesota and...

2014-05-28 12:30:04

Pascal Metrics releases real-time adverse event prevention service for general availability following successful early implementation in leading health systems WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pascal Metrics, a leading Patient Safety Organization (PSO) that specializes in using real-time clinical data to improve the safety and reliability of care, today announced the general availability of Risk Trigger® Monitoring, Pascal's most powerful patient safety subscription service,...

2014-05-15 12:37:32

First and only wireless, integrated technology system for IV pump infusion that is IHE certified for all three AutoComplete integration functions BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) will unveil its INTEGRA(TM) Infusion platform at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 17(th) -22(nd), in Denver Colorado. B.Braun is committed to enhancing patient, clinician and...

2014-05-13 16:27:46

PRINCETON, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals participating in a nationwide quality and patient safety program have averted 9,206 adverse events for patients and more than $100 million in added healthcare costs in 2013, according to new data from the Partnership for Patients-New Jersey initiative. Those results are attributable to reduced rates in 13 so-called "hospital acquired conditions," or complications that can arise during a hospital stay - things such...

2014-05-06 08:36:36

In appreciation of nurses on National RN Recognition Day, Swisslog Healthcare Solutions launches "Thank You for Inspiring Us" video and free CEU program DENVER, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swisslog Healthcare Solutions (HCS), the leading provider of hospital automation, today launched a video message thanking nurses for their leadership and inspiration to coincide with National Nurses Week. Thank You For Inspiring Us features Swisslog HCS president Mike Hoganson and other employees...

2014-04-30 08:29:57

The report shows decreases in Serious Event reports, wrong-site surgeries, falls and healthcare-associated infections HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2013 Annual Report showing decreases in Serious Event reports in hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities (ASFs) over the last five years, wrong-site surgeries (WSS), falls and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). "This June will mark 10 years...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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