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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.

3 ways providers can mitigate health IT harm

Electronic health records introduce new kinds of risks into an already complex healthcare environment, according to a new Sentinel Event Alert published this week by the Joint Commission.

How to improve clinical decision support drug interaction alerts

Clinical decision support alerts for drug interactions need major improvements. A paper published at the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  offers some recommendations.

The financial return on a culture of patient safety

The patient safety program at the Adventist Health System saved lives and also $108 million in total costs between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study pubilshed in the Journal of Patient Safety. 

In US hospitals, survival rates vary widely for high-risk surgeries

Survival rates for high-risk surgeries diverge greatly from hospital to hospital, a new report indicates, underscoring the fact that much work still needs to be done to improve patient outcomes.