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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...

2014-02-06 16:27:28

FOLSOM, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Folsom Care Center, a premier family owned skilled nursing facility, installs Pacific West Pharmacy's P.A.C. (Pacwest Automated Cabinet) to increase efficiency and reduce medication waste. The state-of-the-art onsite dispensing system enables secure, automated medication dispensing at the facility to deliver pharmacist-approved, on-demand medications 24/7/365. It can quickly dispense pharmacist-approved medications right before each...

2014-02-05 23:26:33

Despite the numerous studies proving the effectiveness of medical checklists and protocols, many physicians and staff still resist using them calling them, “lame,” or “insulting,” After her newborn baby was mistakenly given to another mom for breast-feeding, there is one mom in Texas that wishes her hospital had used a checklist to double-check their work. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 In Richmond, Texas, Jessica Escobedo gave birth to a baby girl. The new mother...

2014-02-03 08:27:34

Alabama's Largest Non-Government Health Network System Will Maximize Medication Management Across Three Hospitals with Move to Omnicell MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL), today announced that Infirmary Health has selected Omnicell to be its provider of automated medication management solutions in its three acute care hospitals - Thomas Hospital, Mobile Infirmary and North Baldwin Infirmary. For the first time, Infirmary Health pharmacists and...

2014-01-22 23:02:05

The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The four awards will be presented on February 13, 2014 during a luncheon at the 2014 NQF Annual Conference and Membership Meeting...

2014-01-22 23:00:16

Adverse Events for Heart Attack, Heart Failure Decline; Improvements Lag for Pneumonia and Surgical Patients Wethersfield, CN (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure in hospitals have declined, reports a new study published in the January 23rd issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, “National Trends in Patient Safety for Four Common Conditions, 2005 to 2011,” was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research...

2014-01-21 23:24:12

Zweena Health will soon offer a Free Personal Health Record, where anyone can upload their health record pages into a web based application from all their medical providers and allow them to easily share their data across doctors or important family members. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Recent research from GE Healthcare found preventive healthcare save patients $3.7 billion and protects them from becoming one of the 98,000 deaths caused by preventable medical errors each year....

2014-01-09 23:21:52

Patients, Physicians, Medical Facilities and Health Systems Benefit from this Timely and Affordable Service Delivered by Expert Physicians in all Specialties and Subspecialties Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 USARAD Holdings Inc. a leading US Joint Commission Accredited teleradiology and telemedicine solutions provider is uniquely positioned to partner with individual physicians, hospitals and all medical facilities to provide independent, around the clock, second...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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