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Patient safety efforts save Indiana hospitals $22M

An Indiana patient harm reduction campaign saved more than $22 million over three years, according to research from the Indiana Hospital Association's Indiana Patient Safety Center.

Hospital designs make room for technology

Hospital room designs are changing to accommodate technology's rising role in care and to help improve patient safety.

Group issues new care quality information for Virginia hospitals

Virginia Health Information, a reporting firm that contracts with the state Department of Health, has issued a list of 20 healthcare quality measures to aid patients comparing hospitals.

Hospitals stagnate on patient safety outcomes

The Leapfrog Group's latest hospital safety scores now allow users to see how facilities scored over time, and the data show that hospitals still have much room for improvement when it comes to keeping patients safe.

Nurses say peer bullying is rampant--and patients pay the price

As the issue of violence directed at healthcare workers gains ever more attention, research shows that nurses and doctors suffer some of the worst abuse at the hands of their own colleagues.

15 'vital signs' to improve healthcare

The healthcare industry currently uses thousands of measures to assess healthcare in the United States. But a new report reveals that providers only need to track 15 core measures or "vital signs" to determine progress.

How Main Line Health cut sepsis mortality rates by 55%

A Philadelphia hospital system's successes can serve as a blueprint for hospitals that aim to reduce the threat of sepsis, Hospitals & Health Networks reports.

Technology calls for strategic master design plan for clinical setting

Technology can pose a challenge healthcare when accommodating new tools in the clinical space, where providers must prioritize patient safety and workflow, according to an article at  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Informatics nurses have huge impact on patient safety, workflow

The role of informatics nurses has expanded greatly, providing a significant impact on patient safety and overall care, as well as workflow and productivity improvements, according to the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey.

Healthgrades' top-ranked hospitals offer insights on patient experience

Healthgrades' annual Patient Safety Excellence Award and Outstanding Patient Experience Award winners offer valuable lessons about what drives patient satisfaction, according to a white paper from the firm.