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2014-07-10 23:03:04

Baptist Health is the first health system in the world to widely adopt protective staff and patient garments that repel fluids and minimize the risk of transmission of organisms. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Baptist Health is the first health system in the world to widely adopt protective staff and patient garments that repel fluids and minimize the risk of transmission of organisms. As part of a continued commitment to patient safety, Baptist Health is partnering with Vestagen...

2014-07-09 23:10:16

The July issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Report on Patient Privacy takes a look at a settlement against a health system that left boxes of patient files on a former doctor’s driveway. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 When doctors retire, someone has to take responsibility for their patient files – both keeping them secure and making them available to other providers when needed for patient care. The July issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Report on Patient...

2014-07-08 23:05:43

National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that MERCI has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.) provides turnkey training programs that help hospitals reduce medical errors and improve patient safety, and is a...

2014-07-03 23:03:46

Tablet-Based Application Gives Patients, Relatives and Staff Comprehensive, Real-Time Overview of Clinical Care While In Hospital New York, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 A new “Patient Itinerary” app now gives patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital a detailed schedule of upcoming treatments, procedures and tests. Conceived by the Mount Sinai Inpatient Care Model Redesign Team and developed by Mount Sinai Information Technology, the iPad app is housed on tablets provided by the New York...

2014-07-01 23:12:34

West Jefferson Medical Center excels in patient safety. The New Orleans hospital was awarded an “A” in spring 2014 by the Hospital Safety Score. Marrero, LA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored New Orleans hospital West Jefferson Medical Center with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the...

2014-07-01 12:28:12

CHICAGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) joined hundreds of other impassioned attendees in Orlando, Florida to attend the 16(th) Annual NPSF Patient Safety Class from May 14 through May 16, 2014. Over 50 research posters were presented and PPAHS' poster on the OB VTE Safety Recommendations was one of them. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, MS, FACOG, attended the NPSF on...

2014-06-27 15:21:13

Kaiser Permanente Innovative approach targets issues such as conflicting medications or the need for follow-up tests and may be adapted by other organizations An innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study published today in the journal eGEMs. The Kaiser Permanente Southern California...

2014-06-25 08:32:19

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for psychiatric services in inpatient hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) released today. The survey reports 2012 data that was collected in 2013 from NAPHS-member organizations. Data were analyzed and reported by Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC, Vienna, VA. Trended inpatient hospital admissions, lengths of stay, and...

2014-06-19 09:46:08

The Lancet The number of deaths by suicide among mental health patients treated at home by crisis resolution home treatment teams (CRHT), has more than doubled in England in recent years, rising from an average of 80 in 2003-2004 to 163 in 2010-2011, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. In contrast, suicides on psychiatric wards fell by more than half, from 163 in 2003-2004 to 76 in 2010-2011. The research also reveals that despite an 18% fall in the suicide...

2014-06-10 23:07:14

First State Agency to Join NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program. An independent agency within the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis, the Betsy Lehman Center is the first state...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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