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2014-07-22 08:32:11

Gold Crest Care Center is building an extensive inpatient and outpatient therapy center on its site. The Bronx nursing home is also continuing the facility renovations that have been ongoing recently. The expansion and renovations projects are designed to provide better care and ensure patient comfort NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center is building a 5,000-square foot inpatient and outpatient therapy center. At the same time, it is continuing to renovate...

2014-07-16 23:07:42

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Invites Testimony from Health Safety Experts and Consumer Advocates at a Hearing Set for 10 am EDT, July 17, 2014 Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 National Patient Safety Foundation President Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, will appear Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education & Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, at a hearing on patient safety titled, “More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is...

2014-07-15 12:28:34

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the encouragement of the patient safety community, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has introduced the PPAHS Patient Safety Podcast, an ongoing series of online discussions that will explore important patient safety issues at health care facilities across the U.S. Focusing on opioid safety (pain management), venous thromboembolism (blood clots), and alarm management (noise fatigue), the PPAHS Patient Safety...

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...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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