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2014-04-16 08:33:06

Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Lead Rankings in New Digital Rating Report ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of America's top-ranked "best hospitals" lag in extending their healthcare expertise beyond the walls of the hospital and into the online world where patients are increasingly seeking information, according to an analysis released today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/74397 The first-of-its-kind report, "The Digital Health of Today's Best Hospitals,"...

2014-04-15 12:30:00

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) has been awarded a three year grant from NHS National Services Scotland to implement a nationwide patient-flow initiative to improve their healthcare delivery system, and to build a sustainable platform for wide scale adoption of IHO's methodology. Over the next three years, IHO will guide NHS Scotland leaders, managers, and clinicians on technical, methodological, and change-management issues to...

2014-04-14 23:04:41

The April 16th event will educate the public about the importance of making healthcare decisions known in advance. Congressman John Larson will be the featured speaker along with government representatives and a national expert on advance directives. Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 What: On the occasion of National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, Qualidigm CEO Tim Elwell will moderate a multi-interdisciplinary panel of state, national, community and healthcare leaders who will...

2014-04-10 16:24:01

Interactive workshop will provide a better understanding of methodologies used by payers and providers for evaluating medical devices, drugs, processes, and procedures PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Which approaches are best for assessing new and emerging technologies that do not have established track records? What about technologies that are already widespread? ECRI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to researching the best approaches to improving patient...

2014-04-09 23:22:24

NPSF and AQIPS Team Up to Offer Educational Program for Health Professionals at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) have announced a cooperative educational program to be offered on site at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL. The program, Using Patient Safety Organizations to Improve Quality,...

Almost 97 Percent Of Healthcare Providers Wash Their Hands When Patients Are Asked To Watch
2014-04-01 13:22:32

Women's College Hospital Improving hand hygiene compliance by healthcare professionals is no easy task, but a first-of-its-kind Canadian study by researchers at Women's College Hospital shows simply asking patients to audit their healthcare professional is yielding high marks. The study, published in the April edition of the American Journal of Infection Control, details the findings of an 11-month pilot project looking at an alternative method of hand hygiene auditing using the...

2014-03-31 12:29:01

Healthcare providers, health IT vendors, and Patient Safety Organizations join together for patient safety PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO), a leader in analyzing adverse events, including those associated with electronic health records, announces the launch of the first multi-stakeholder partnership to generate new knowledge on safe health IT practices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110112/DC29081LOGO...

2014-03-26 16:25:36

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an updated version of its successful TeamSTEPPS® curriculum, an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS 2.0 is a complete update and streamlining of the original curriculum, incorporating new evidence, lessons learned and input from experts....

2014-03-26 12:29:51

FAIRFAX, Va., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) and M2S announced today the launch of the NeuroVascular Quality Initiative(TM) (NVQI(TM)), a multi-module registry system designed to track performance and outcomes data across a variety of neurovascular conditions. The launch debuts the Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) module, which will be used to track and benchmark clinical performance at the center level and nationally, providing...

2014-03-20 23:23:51

The mission-driven national health care consulting company ranks first place as a small to mid-sized company in the Hartford Business Journal’s “Best Place to Work” in Connecticut. Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 For the second consecutive year, Qualidigm, the mission-driven national health care consulting company in Wethersfield, Conn., has been named the number one Best Place to Work in Connecticut as a small to mid-sized company. The Best Places to Work program, created...