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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...

2014-02-25 16:29:18

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announced that it will convene a Tissue Diagnostics Patient Safety Advisory Board on February 27 at its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The board, comprised of experts in anatomic pathology from leading healthcare institutions around the globe, will examine laboratory-based patient safety issues and work towards a consensus on how to advance the standard of care for...

2014-02-24 23:30:12

LifeWings Partners LLC, a patient safety conculting firm, introduces a new training system that combines Lean plus TeamSTEPPS ideally suited for the challenges facing American healthcare. The cutting-edge service allows hospitals to get sustainable process improvement results by creating a culture of accountability and safety among staff. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 LifeWings Partners LLC, the leader in patient safety improvement, is pleased to announce the three-year...

2014-02-17 23:24:46

Recent webinar discussed common spinal surgeries and their potential complications, including the measures that can be taken to identify and address the potential overutilization of spinal surgeries in order to minimize these complications. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Although many conditions of the spine benefit from spinal surgery, some procedures are associated with inconsistent outcomes and significant potential risks and complications, ranging from postoperative pain to...

2014-02-13 23:20:34

Webcast series on diagnostic error begins during Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…Safely, highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process, whether they are visiting the doctor for a...


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