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Informal leadership rounds result in major patient safety improvements

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Catherine Miller, R.N., J.D., risk management and patient safety specialist for the Cooperative of American Physicians Inc.' CAPAssurance Program, discusses how healthcare leaders can use rounding to improve patient safety at their organizations.

Patient safety report reveals more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals

The number of deaths reported via Minnesota's public reporting system for adverse health events last year was 13, it lowest since 2011, according to the state Department of Health's annual patient safety report.

Aging, growing population spurs hospital redesigns

Changing demographics and industry practices have led to hospitals investing in new facilities and amenities based around patient-centered design principles,  NPR  reports.

Competing hospitals work together to share data, improve patient safety

It's not often we read stories about competing healthcare organizations collaborating to achieve a vision for the greater good. That's about to change. The Children's Hospitals'...

Technology a catalyst for top health industry safety, security efforts

Of 50 initiatives highlighted on CSO's annual list of groundbreaking safety and security efforts, 11 are endeavors in the healthcare industry, with eight of those recognized in the top 20.

CDC posts videos for emergency staff dealing with suspected Ebola patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a series of training videos developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine to assist emergency department personnel in triage, identification and management of suspected Ebola patients.

Global patient safety improvement effort needed

Already identified as the third leading cause of death in the United States, preventable medical errors are also a major global health concern that for too long have been accepted as inevitable, according to a new report by the World Innovation Summit for Health, a global initiative of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

'Body mechanics' can't save nurses from back injuries

In addition to the prevalent workplace violence they face, nurses also frequently suffer musculoskeletal injuries on the job. The reason for the latter workplace danger is simple, according to an  NPR  report--even the "proper" method taught to many clinicians for how to lift patients can't protect them from serious back problems.

CDS buyers need more info to make good decisions

Buyers of clinical decision support systems need more and better information to make informed purchase decisions, according to an article published online this week in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Nontraditional medical offices hit the road, meet different reactions

When the going gets tough, choices get even tougher for independent physicians. But not all physicians struggling to maintain private practices have stuck with the options that have come to comprise today's standard menu: Go big, go concierge or get out.