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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 23:21:07

Read how one healthcare center responded in real-time to patient needs by using a patient engagement solution for joint replacement surgery that extends care and improves health outcomes. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 “Patient Karen” recently underwent joint replacement surgery at Parkview Medical Center and has some concerns. She’s experiencing post-operative side effects, including constantly feeling cold and difficulty sleeping. Karen receives weekly electronic messages with...

2014-04-29 23:18:12

Listen Live on Coast to Coast with George Noory as Dr. Joe introduces the release of his new book You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter. Also, Join Dr. Joe for a live You Are the Placebo Teleclass with Insight Events at 6pm PST Sign up free here - http://insighteventsusa.com/placebo-teleclass/. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 In You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Dr. Joe Dispenza explores the history, the science, and the practical applications of the so-called placebo effect....

Lessons From NASA Helps Manage Threats And Errors In Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
2014-04-29 17:11:20

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting describes steps to break error cycles and improve patient safety All high-stakes industries that function at very high "6-sigma" safety levels have a pre-occupation with human error. The aviation industry epitomizes this concept; during the 1970s NASA and aviation researchers realized that humans are the least reliable resource in the cockpit. Subsequent research into >30,000 flights has confirmed that...

2014-04-29 12:32:50

AWARDED AN "A" IN SPRING 2014 HOSPITAL SAFETY SCORE TEANECK, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Medical Center was honored with an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), in its Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is administered by Leapfrog, an independent industry...

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...

2014-04-28 16:30:06

The medical center also earns the Everest Award as one of 14 hospitals on the list for Fastest Improvement and Top Performance. LANGHORNE, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Mary Medical Center was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals(®) by Truven Health Analytics(TM), a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81326 St. Mary is one of only three hospitals named to the list from the...

2014-04-28 12:32:20

The IOM to tackle an issue that affects more than 12 Million Americans each year ST. JAMES, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce diagnostic error, today addressed the first meeting of a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee studying the problem. The IOM committee will examine a spectrum of issues, including definitions, epidemiology, the burden of harm and costs, and will...

2014-04-28 12:31:10

Acquisition of Patient-Reported Outcomes Company Expands Ability to Capture Patient Insights BOSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, today announced the acquisition of Dynamic Clinical Systems (DCS), a patient-reported outcomes (PRO) services and solutions provider. The acquisition expands Press Ganey's Patient Voice(TM) portfolio for health care organizations with the ability to collect, measure and analyze...

2014-04-28 12:30:19

Multi-year collaboration will leverage next generation analytics, near real time insights from real world evidence and collaborative research to better understand patient outcomes and success factors in healthcare NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte is announcing that Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX), a leading, fully integrated, specialty pharmaceutical company, and Intermountain Healthcare have entered into a multi-year collaboration to conduct...


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