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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. 

Rounds important to health IT leadership success

When it comes to being a successful IT leader in any industry, including healthcare, it is important to "go to the 'gemba,'" says Sue Schade, CIO at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.

How extra Ebola precautions could backfire

Healthcare providers' precautions against the Ebola virus may have the opposite of the intended effect, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Is Partnership for Patients Program flawed?

An opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine questions whether the Partnership for Patients Program has actually led to an improvement in patient care.

Hospital ICUs should reconsider use of harmful patient restraints

Hospitals should reconsider whether physical restraints are a good tool to use, especially in the intensive care unit as they could be ineffective or harmful in some situations, writes author Ravi Parikh in an article in  The Atlantic.