The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued guidance to help healthcare workers connect a clinical mishap or unsafe condition that could be related to an electronic health record.
The Senate has sent a bill to electronically track drugs and boost oversight of compounding pharmacies to President Obama, who is expected to sign it. The House passed the measure in September. The legislation calls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop an electronic system for tracking pharmaceuticals "from manufacturing to distribution."
Patient engagement through social media, which can work wonders for a hospital's public image and YouTube, which has already proved useful in spreading the word about infection prevention, is fertile ground for promoting patient safety.
Lack of sleep among surgeons does not increase the risk of adverse patient outcomes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hospitals around the country called into question Leapfrog Group's most recent hospital scorecard ratings, after several top hospitals that didn't fill out the organization's patient safety survey saw a drop in their rankings.
The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has created a health IT hazard reporting system incorporating Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) common formats and a tested, standardized...
Although hospitals have put in place patient safety programs aimed to reduce hospital-acquired infections, further steps are necessary to prevent avoidable patient deaths, a leading patient safety advocate urged in an opinion piece in U-T San Diego.
While some consider correlating healthcare and aviation to comparing apples to oranges, one airline captain and patient safety expert believes lessons from the air can help turn surgical team members into an expert operating room team.
Tips on how to correct four common but dangeous problems likely lurking in your office right now.
Anticipation and preparation are key to mitigating the security and patient safety risks associated with networked medical devices, according to a new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.