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CMS proposes new fire safety regs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released new proposed fire safety standards for hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

ECRI rallies stakeholders with focus on HIT patient safety

The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization is calling for collaboration on patient safety to create a "a non-punitive learning environment" to bring about improvement.

Cost remains a barrier to e-prescribing, despite benefits

While e-prescribing has the potential to increase patient safety and medication adherence while save money, implementation costs remain one of the biggest barriers to adoption in ambulatory...

"Management By Walking Around" may hurt outcomes

The Management-By-Walking-Around technique, in which hospital leaders directly interact with frontline staff to seek suggestions for improvement or resolve problems, may do more harm than good, according to a new study published in Production and Operations Management.

Physician burnout reaches fever pitch

Rampant professional burnout drives more doctors to sell their practices, slash their patient panels or retire early, according to an article from the  Washington Post. The problem is particularly acute in primary care, where physicians manage patients' comprehensive needs, yet get as little as 11 minutes to spend with each of them.

ThedaCare Center CEO: Engage front-line hospital workers to boost patient safety, quality care

Senior healthcare leaders need to simplify their approach to patient safety and quality measures, and give front-line workers the opportunity to provide the best care possibly by creating an environment that fosters open communication and team work, according to John Toussaint, M.D., chief executive officer of ThedaCare.

4 ways to improve the nursing environment, patient safety

The nursing world has changed for the better throughout the past decade, but there is room for improvement as patients remain at risk for serious harm and disruptive behavior in the workplace continues, according to a new brief from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.

Reputation still skews hospital assessments

Hospital reputations play an outsized role in both quality assessments and day-to-day operations, several experts told Becker's Hospital Review.

Wellpoint CEO: Technology, smartphones will shape healthcare's future

Many people hold the future of healthcare in their hands--or in their pockets. Smartphone technology, social media and data mining will drive change and shift the future of healthcare, said Wellpoint, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish, the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecturer at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago last week.

Consumer Reports ranks top 10 safest U.S. hospitals

U.S. hospitals vary widely on safety and likelihood of death from avoidable surgical complications, according to new rankings from Consumer Reports.