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2014-03-06 08:31:15

The 18-month collaboration showed decreased DOS cancellations when a nurse-driven preoperative screening and assessment were implemented HARRISBURG, Pa., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs) in northeast Pennsylvania collaborated with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority and implemented protocols, like a nurse-driven preoperative screening and assessment, for reducing day-of-surgery (DOS) cancellations, according to an article from the March...

2014-03-05 23:02:34

Attorney Jeff Rasansky offers information on Patient Safety Awareness Week, and the unfortunate epidemic of wrongful deaths caused by medical mistakes. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual event, and this year it runs from March 2nd through March 8th, 2014. The purpose of Patient Safety Awareness Week is to educate and raise awareness of important safety issues faced by hospital patients. The campaign is led by the National Patient Safety Foundation, with many...

2014-03-03 16:25:23

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following new allegations in Sunday's Fresno Bee, that a heart surgeon repeatedly left surgeries before closing up patients' chests, Consumer Watchdog called upon the state's medical board and attorney general to act against the doctor and hospital involved. "The California public cannot feel safe about their medical care if heart surgeons are free to go to lunch before finishing open heart surgeries, then face no...

2014-03-03 08:24:03

Authority also offers educational materials for healthcare facilities and consumers based upon topic of missed diagnosis for National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 3-9 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing efforts to encourage each healthcare worker in Pennsylvania's healthcare facilities to make a personal commitment to patient safety, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has featured 10 individuals and groups on posters who have committed...

2014-02-28 23:26:20

Parents play a critical role in making hospital stays safe for their children. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 As National Patient Safety Awareness Week—Navigate Your Health safely kicks off next week (March 2 – 8, 2014), children’s hospitals around the country are affirming the critical role patient families play in making hospital stays as safe as possible for their children. A national learning network of children’s hospitals—Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety...

2014-02-24 23:21:24

National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MagMutual, based in Atlanta, is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance to physicians and hospitals, particularly...

2014-02-24 08:29:16

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Green, CEO of Connexient announced today that Norwalk Hospital, based in Norwalk, CT, selected and will deploy MediNav((TM)) as its Digital Wayfinding and Patient Experience solution. The MediNav((TM)) Mobile Wayfinding app provides patients and visitors with compelling indoor maps, location-based content and step-by-step directions. MediNav((TM)) combines mapping and wayfinding with key patient engagement features, such as Physician...

2014-02-21 08:26:10

Additions to Positive Patient ID and Mobile Specimen Collection applications to be displayed at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into healthcare organizations' patients, clinicians and assets, today announced additions to its comprehensive healthcare portfolio. The solutions will be featured at Zebra's booth #6577 at...

2014-02-20 23:24:56

By leveraging a patient engagement platform healthcare organizations can solve for many of their current challenges including MU1 and MU2, (i.e. achieving 5% patient portal usage), ICD-10, to improve patient satisfaction, and to maximize the revenue cycle and lower the cost of care. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Patient Prompt®, an industry leading patient engagement platform, will once again participate in the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society...

2014-02-19 23:21:35

Organizations Share Common Goal of Education About Diagnostic Error Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to recognize CRICO, a leader in evidence-based health care risk management, as a new supporter of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Both NPSF and CRICO promote professional education exploring the underlying causes of diagnostic errors and how such errors might be...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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