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4 goals of the federal Health IT Safety Center

Goals for the new federal health Information technology safety center, an idea initially proposed by the Institute of Medicine in a report published in November 2011, are outlined in a new article published this week the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Joint Commission shines spotlight on healthcare safety

The Joint Commission released new guidance this week urging hospital leaders to foster and maintain a culture of safety within their organization

Joan Rivers' death renews scrutiny of office-based surgeries

The recent high-profile death of Joan Rivers after an outpatient end oscopy procedure  has brought more attention to safety concerns at surgical centers and other ambulatory settings, though it's an issue that has been on regulators' radar for some time, according to an ar ticle  from  Crain's New York Business.

Baylor University Medical Center could lose millions in federal funding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services warned Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas that it must quickly correct deficiencies that put patients in immediate jeopardy of their health and safety or it will lose millions of dollars in federal funding, according to the  Dallas News

ONC taps RTI to develop road map for HIT Safety Center

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday awarded a contract to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based RTI International to design a road map to its health IT safety center.

FDA's device-approval processes under fire

Two new studies published at  JAMA Internal Medicine  criticize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's processes for approving medical devices.

NJ Supreme Court: Hospitals can keep internal error reviews confidential

Hospitals' internal review reports written after adverse events can remain confidential, according to a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on Monday. 

Are hospitals safer than ambulatory surgical centers?

The death of Joan Rivers has increased scrutiny of outpatient medical centers and ambulatory surgery centers, according to PBS Newshour.

Physician "culture of perfection" keeps medical errors high

Reducing medical errors means rethinking a culture that encourages doctors to conceal them, argues a doctor at Bellevue Hospital Center at New York University, according to MedCityNews.

New surgical guidelines seek to standardize pediatric care

Hospitals hope new guidelines will standardize surgical care for children, according to the  Wall Street Journal.