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Sleep-deprived surgeons don't increase patient safety risks

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.

Hospitals question Leapfrog survey accuracy, scores

Hospitals around the country called into question Leapfrog Group's most recent hospital scorecard ratings, after several top hospitals that didn't fill out the organization's patient safety survey saw a drop in their rankings.

ECRI Institute unveils health IT hazard reporting system

The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has created a health IT hazard reporting system incorporating Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) common formats and a tested, standardized...

5 steps to create a culture of patient safety

Although hospitals have put in place patient safety programs aimed to reduce hospital-acquired infections, further steps are necessary to prevent avoidable patient deaths, a leading patient safety advocate urged in an opinion piece in U-T San Diego.

3 ways to create expert operating room teams

While some consider correlating healthcare and aviation to comparing apples to oranges, one airline captain and patient safety expert believes lessons from the air can help turn surgical team members into an expert operating room team.

Dangerous practices to fix today

Tips on how to correct four common but dangeous problems likely lurking in your office right now.  

Deloitte: Preparation key to networked device security

Anticipation and preparation are key to mitigating the security and patient safety risks associated with networked medical devices, according to a new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Lawmakers, hospitals press OMB on unique identifier rule

What's taking so long? That's what four members of the U.S. House asked in a recent letter to the Office of Management and Budget about releasing the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) final rule.

HIT Policy Committee: Use existing regulation to scrutinize health IT

The HIT Policy Committee said there's no need for substantial new regulation of health IT, but closer scrutiny according to regulation already in place--with cross-agency collaboration, of...

Scoring system could help reduce adverse drug events in patients

University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers have partnered with UF Health to identify hospital patients at greatest risk for preventable adverse drug events.