Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Patient safety and nursing Stories

2012-03-01 16:10:00

BOSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care professionals and consumers alike are the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2012. This year's theme, Be Aware for Safe Care, calls for all parties in the health care equation to be aware of ongoing efforts to improve patient safety and how they can take part in advancing them. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110817/CG53348LOGO) Health care professionals have...

2012-02-24 09:06:00

Veteran Health Care Communications Professionals Will Lead PCORI Outreach Efforts WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has appointed four veteran professionals to lead its communications, outreach and engagement team. They will ensure that PCORI's research is guided by the perspectives of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other health care stakeholders. PCORI was created by Congress as an independent,...

2012-02-16 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivo, a New York-based healthcare IT company, today announced the launch of its free PatientPath reporting platform designed to revolutionize the way physicians use lab results to easily identify patients needing follow-up office visits. PatientPath is designed to help healthcare professionals be more effective at patient outreach leading to improved health outcomes and practice quality metrics as well as increased high-complexity patient visits....

2012-02-07 16:33:00

BOSTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) today announced the official launch date for the highly-anticipated Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam. This credentialing process is designed to establish patient safety competency standards and elevate the professional stature of health care professionals who meet knowledge requirements in safety science, human factors engineering, and the practice of safe care. In...

2012-02-07 11:00:00

State Plan Denies Payment of Emergency Services to State's Poor and Removes Patient Safety Protections SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of healthcare providers including the Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (WA/ACEP), Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), and Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), have proposed a plan to help reduce emergency visits while saving the state millions of dollars and...

2012-02-06 07:45:00

April 23-24, 2012, event will convene health care leadership in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In primary care practices across the nation, the patient-centered medical home continues to transform health care delivery, based on the evidence of better care for patients and lower total health care costs. But emphasizing the needs and goals of the patient and family caregivers is paramount. The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)...

2012-01-30 15:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Chairman of the Board and CEO of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), commended Kentucky Representative Brett Guthrie (R-2nd) for introducing bill, H.R. 3827, in Congress. The bill would repeal the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and comparative effectiveness research (CER) funding. This bill is supported by ASIPP a national physicians group of over 4,500 members dedicated...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockell Healthcare Systems is pleased to announce that Mental Health Partners, a comprehensive community mental healthcare provider headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, has selected the company's InsightCS® Revenue Cycle Information Management system featuring complete Patient Access, Patient Accounting, and Claims Management functionality. Mental Health Partners also selected the MindLinc behavioral health EMR solution and will...

2011-12-21 19:11:33

Union calls for law to ensure patient safety A new UCLA study shows that physicians who work shorter shifts are less likely to make mistakes during medical procedures. Dr. Christian De Virgilio, lead investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor- UCL A Medical Center (LA BioMed), led a team that studied the medical records of 2,470 patients who had undergone laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. The study focused on operations that took place before and after rules...

2011-12-20 12:51:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to further increase patient safety and reduce error rates, HackensackUMC recently announced the implementation of the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® in its Operating Rooms. The SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® is a product of SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:PSTX, OTCQB:PSTX). This system provides a solution proven to improve...