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2011-04-28 08:00:00

The Authority highlights the success of its Patient Safety Liaison Program and blood specimen mislabeling collaborative as well as the reduction of healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and nursing homes HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2010 Annual Report highlighting its Patient Safety Liaison (PSL) program and educational activities as well as reductions in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in...

2011-04-20 13:09:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Mary Medical Center, the High Desert's only comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program, announced its new implementation of innovative technology by Talyst, a leader in pharmacy automation. The hospital is part of the St. Joseph Health System in Southern California, a group of 13 hospitals located in Northern and Southern California, Texas and New Mexico. The Health System is preparing for patient bedside bar-coding, and the Medical...

2011-04-20 06:10:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced today that they are collaborating on an innovative initiative to provide Rhode Island Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices with free, initial courses of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications via the MedVantx automated, ATM-like, sample management system ("MedStart(TM)") at the point of care in physician offices. "We are excited to...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Celebrating April as Missouri Patient Safety Awareness Month and its first five years, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety's, MOCPS, continues its ongoing effort to learn about and prevent medical mistakes locally and regionally. As a federally designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO), MOCPS is part of a national program which will have reduced preventable adverse events by 3% within the first five years of operations of PSOs, according to estimates from the federal Department of...

2011-04-12 16:27:00

PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Reverend Sally Jo Snyder, Director of Advocacy and Consumer Engagement, Consumer Health Coalition: "Hospitals should be places that help us heal, make us better, and put us on the road to recovery or to the very best health that is possible. But in our country today - and here in Pittsburgh - too many hospitals are unhealthy places where patients are exposed to infection, endangered by poorly coordinated...

2011-04-12 12:35:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is statement from Cathy Levine, Ohio Campaign for Better Care: "Hospitals should heal people and put us on the road to recovery or to the very best health that is possible. But in our nation, including Ohio, patients are too often exposed to infection, endangered by poorly coordinated care, and discharged without adequate instructions or the follow-up services they need to get better and manage their conditions at...

2011-04-07 07:30:00

HUNT VALLEY, Md., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (http://www.ajgeripharmacother.com), researchers from the University of South Carolina School of Public Health found that the use of the Medicine-On-Time medication delivery technology reduced the likelihood of nursing home admission by 66 percent. The study assessed the impact of a medication adherence management program on nursing home admissions....

2011-04-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five innovative and leading health systems, each of whom are pioneers in the use of electronic medical records for their patients, joined together today to announce a new initiative to securely exchange electronic health data, with the first data exchange planned in the next year. Electronic medical information is one of the most important care support tools available in world health care today. That tool works much better when the caregivers for...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Today marks the sixth anniversary of Terri Schiavo's death and the end of the seven-year legal battle over the 41-year-old Florida woman's end-of-life care. Without documentation of this young woman's wishes concerning her own health care treatment, her family - and ultimately the court - was left to decide for her. Countless families across the country have found themselves in similar situations, burdened with making difficult end-of-life...

2011-03-29 23:07:00

"Better to Best" represents unprecedented accord among stakeholders WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New models of care, such as patient centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, must emphasize value-driving elements of advanced primary care -- enhanced access, better care coordination, use of health information technology to support care transformation, and payment models that reward coordinated care. For the first time, stakeholders across a range...


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