A 2013 report found that medical errors may cause up to 400,000 deaths annually, making them the third leading cause of death in the nation, behind only heart disease and cancer. FierceHealthcare examines three ways healthcare providers can reduce and prevent these mistakes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday launched a new strategy to stop the spread of Ebola to healthcare workers in the wake of news that a second clinician who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan before he died has come down with the deadly virus.
Hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation because that's how hospitals get paid, Marty Fattig, chief executive officer of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska writes in H&HN Daily. But many senior executives have limited knowledge of their organizations' preparedness.
Every hour of the day, it seems we learn new details about Ebola; how it's treated, how it spreads, what protective gear healthcare workers should wear and what precautions they should take when caring for patients with the deadly virus.
One thing is clear: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas made serious mistakes in the way they handled the first confirmed case of Ebola. There appears to be many missteps, from lax guidelines to reports that healthcare workers didn't receive proper training to the fact that a nurse who treated the patient who later died was allowed to board an airplane even though she began to exhibit symptoms of the virus.
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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services today announced it would spend up to $840 million over the next four years to fund innovative healthcare strategies designed to improve patient care and lower costs.
In an exclusive interview, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer James Merlino, M.D. explains what led to his personal philosophy of patient experience and how the organization implemented strategies to become a leader in patient satisfaction.
Hospital culture may play a larger part in cesarean section rates than patient risk factors, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.
Some U.S. hospitals may withhold medical interventions from Ebola patients for the sake of their workers' safety, Reuters reports.
Physicians just aren't listening to their C-suite executives, and the reason is simple, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review. Doctors feel overwhelmed, disengaged and don't think leaders listen to them.
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In discussing the bevy of hurdles impeding the path to interoperability in healthcare at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual fall conference this week, Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, which represents chief executives from healthcare companies and organizations nationwide, outlined several steps and principles necessary to guide that transition.
Combining medication history information from three sources improved accuracy and patient safety, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.