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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...

2014-04-29 08:36:32

Nationally Recognized Institutions Among the Poor Performers WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research reveals that one in 25 patients acquire an infection in the hospital - it's one reason more than 1,000 people die each day from preventable medical errors. In fact, medical errors remain the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to newly released data, despite progress, even some premier medical institutions are falling behind when it comes to patient...

2014-04-22 08:33:36

CareFusion Technology Receives Top Marks for Quality, Ease of Use and Reliability SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that nurses have ranked the Pyxis MedStation(®)( )system as the #1 medication dispensing cabinet in a new study by KLAS, an independent research company. KLAS independently monitors health care technology performance through the active participation of thousands of health care...

2014-04-17 09:45:29

Equal to 12 million people nationwide; half of errors potentially harmful, say researchers At least one in 20 adults is misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics in the US every year, amounting to 12 million people nationwide, and posing a "substantial patient safety risk," finds research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Half of these errors could be potentially harmful, say the authors, who add that their findings should prompt renewed efforts to monitor and curb the numbers of...

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...

2014-04-11 11:37:44

ACP calls for testing innovative liability reforms to break through political impasse The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system. "Medical Liability Reform—Innovative Solutions for a New Health Care System" provides an update of the medical liability landscape, state-based activity on medical liability reform, and summarizes traditional and newer reform proposals...

2014-03-31 23:27:15

Information on the risks, side effects, and dangers of prescription medication, as well as tips on medicine safety as provided by the attorneys at http://www.JRLawFirm.com/. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Medication Safety Week begins the 1st of April, presenting the public with an opportunity to brush up on their knowledge of medication dangers. It’s important to educate oneself on the risks, side effects, and other dangers of prescription medication. A 1999 report by the Institute of...

2014-03-05 23:02:34

Attorney Jeff Rasansky offers information on Patient Safety Awareness Week, and the unfortunate epidemic of wrongful deaths caused by medical mistakes. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual event, and this year it runs from March 2nd through March 8th, 2014. The purpose of Patient Safety Awareness Week is to educate and raise awareness of important safety issues faced by hospital patients. The campaign is led by the National Patient Safety Foundation, with many...

2014-03-03 08:24:03

Authority also offers educational materials for healthcare facilities and consumers based upon topic of missed diagnosis for National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 3-9 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing efforts to encourage each healthcare worker in Pennsylvania's healthcare facilities to make a personal commitment to patient safety, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has featured 10 individuals and groups on posters who have committed...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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