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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...

2014-01-09 12:27:13

Coalition publishes new evidence on the patient impact of drug shortages in U.S. CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to newly published results from a survey of pharmacy directors, drug shortages remain a serious problem for patient safety. Nearly half of the responding directors reported adverse events at their facilities due to drug shortages, including patient deaths. The survey was conducted by Northwestern Medicine(®) researchers in partnership with MedAssets, as...

2013-12-04 23:29:58

Surgical mistakes, including operating on the wrong patient, or the wrong site on the right patient, or the wrong procedure on the correct patient topped all reported medical mistakes in first half of 2013. LifeWings, a patient safety consulting firm, offers seven common sense solutions to this shocking statistic. Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Hospitals are required to report medical mistakes, known as “Sentinel Events” in healthcare, to The Joint Commission (TJC)....

2013-12-04 23:24:53

Dr. Mark Chassin, President and CEO of the Joint Commission is quoted in his Oct. 9, 2013 Leadership Blog (http://is.gd/pUxfwK) how High Reliability Health Care can improve patient safety, but he then goes on to say that this is thus far only an assessment tool just being tested in one state. Dr. Ira Williams discusses how Chassin and other highly reputable sources continue to try to transfer proven safety measures from existing industries, commercial aviation, etc., into patient safety...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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