A new report card from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is sharply critical of state policies on emergency care in the U.S., givingthem a grade of D-plus overall.
A new Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) educational resource aims to help hospitals promote worker and patient safety, and assess safety needs, according to EHS Today.
In the wake of critisicm over flaws in the criteria it uses for its best hospital rankings, U.S. News & World Report will make several changes to its methodology, according to a post on its Second Opinions blog.
Pennsylvania hospitals saw more than 500 breakdowns in the medication reconciliation process between November 2011 and November 2012, according to the December issue of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory.
There's been little study of the safety implications of electronic medication management in ambulatory care, according to research published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. In a...
Interruptions in a hospital's workflow pose a threat to both job satisfaction and patient safety, according to a column in The Hospitalist.
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.