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Medication Mistakes Occur Frequently In Younger Children

Medication Mistakes Occur Frequently In Younger Children

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An alarming new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that between 2002 and 2012 an incident involving children taking medicine they weren’t supposed to occurred about every eight...

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2014-10-23 08:35:40

New savings program provides prescription discount capability within the workflow, and can promote greater adherence and improve patient outcomes CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has announced that it has partnered with prescription savings solutions provider ScriptSave to deploy innovative capabilities that can promote patient adherence. The program is intended to help patients, whose insurance plans do not cover certain medications or who are...

2014-10-23 08:35:34

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, will hold a conference call Thursday, October 30, to discuss the Company's Third Quarter 2014 financial results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120731/SF48971LOGO-a What: Omnicell Third Quarter 2014 earnings conference call and webcast When: October 30, 2014, 1:30...

2014-10-22 23:07:52

The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation’s Patient Experience Council expands Institute of Medicine’s definition for patient-centered care with six guiding principles RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, which is dedicated to distribute health information technology innovation to transform quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery worldwide announced the development of six key guiding principles of patient-centered...

2014-10-22 23:04:49

Code to showcase barcode reading product line at Health Insights Autumn/Winter 2014 Program. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Code, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of image-based barcode readers, today announced that it will become an event sponsor of the Health Insights Autumn/Winter 2014 program, a series of one day regional events to be held across the United Kingdom. Rene van Mourik, Sales Director EMEA & APAC, said, “We are delighted to be part of...

2014-10-22 16:28:11

Today's series covers Dr. Thomas Goldenberg - Cocaine and Sleeping Pill Abuser Was Repeatedly High At Work SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2007, Dr. Goldenberg was first found to be high while on duty. A nurse heard him slurring his words and saying inappropriate things. Dr. Goldenberg admitted that he had been abusing codeine cough syrup and sleeping pills while on call. Even so, he was allowed to continue to practice until September 2008, when...

2014-10-22 12:30:10

Partners HealthCare has increased patient assignments for nurses in the hospital's ICUs in direct violation of a new state law requiring one-on-one attention to ensure patient safety BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, held a press conference today to alert the public about deteriorating patient care conditions and illegal...

2014-10-22 12:29:40

WHITBY, ON, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has received the prestigious HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 award. Ontario Shores is the first hospital in Canada and the first mental health hospital in the world to receive this prestigious recognition. This designation is awarded to healthcare organizations for having a completely paperless health information system which advances the use of patient data to ultimately improve process and...

2014-10-21 23:06:19

While visiting hours at hospitals were originally established to safeguard the health and healing of their patients, health systems throughout the U.S. are recognizing the benefits of family support for patients and instituting less restrictive or even open visiting hour policies. Dedicated to carefully placing patients and families first, Susquehanna Health (SH) encourages open visiting hours when caregiver participation is paramount to a patient’s successful recovery and comfort....

2014-10-21 23:05:56

Study from Health Quality Advisors and iVantage Health Analytics rates each Congressional district by the preventable deaths and injuries in its hospitals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 A new report rates each Congressional district by the preventable deaths and injuries its hospitals cause every year and examines whether districts represented by Republicans or Democrats provide better care. "The Politics of Patient Harm: Medical Error and the Safest Congressional...

2014-10-21 16:28:44

First Spanish Yes On 46 TV Ad Released LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer stood with victims of medical negligence and families who lost their children to preventable medical error yesterday and called on California voters to support the patient safety protections in Proposition 46. Consumer Watchdog released the first Yes on 46 Spanish campaign advertisement, featuring Carmen Pack, wife of the proponent of Prop 46 who lost her two children to...


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