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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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2014-10-24 12:26:50

Prestigious Award Recognizes High-Quality Care Among Academic Medical Centers HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced that it has won the prestigious 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The annual award is given to academic medical center members that have demonstrated excellence in delivering high-quality patient care, as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study....

2014-10-24 00:21:09

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC named Barnes-Jewish Hospital the 2014 recipient of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC's annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care. "As the recipient of the UHC Rising Star Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital exhibits the ethos of...

2014-10-24 00:21:07

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC announced today the top-performing academic medical centers that have won the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable care. The 2014 winners are: -- NYU Langone Medical Center -- Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester -- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center...

2014-10-23 23:09:00

David Levin, MD, former Chief Medical Information Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, joins Jvion as Chief Medical Officer. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Jvion, the Atlanta-based leader in predictive analytic solutions for healthcare, announced the appointment of David Levin, MD as the firm’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Levin served as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS) where he helped establish and lead the...

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...


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