Female vets question 'competence' of VA health providers; CPOE lowered psych drug errors by 88 percent

> Female veterans are dissatisfied with VA medical care, reports CBN News. Twenty-five percent said they're unhappy with the competence of VA health providers compared to private doctors and nearly 38 percent said they wouldn't use a VA doctor for a second opinion, even if it was free. Ouch! Article

> CPOE systems can help to significantly reduce hospital drug errors, if you didn't already know. Johns Hopkins Hospital saw a nearly 88 percent drop in its psychiatric medication error rate after implementing computerized provider order-entry and error-reporting systems, reports iHealthBeatArticle

> Southern Coos Hospital in Oregon has installed a state-of-the-art electronic patient monitoring system, reports the Bandon Western World. The monitors allow staff to spend less time managing machines and more time focusing on patients. Article

> Patients who arrive by ambulance don't always get quick treatment, with some waiting on their stretchers for more than an hour, according to NBC2. EMS officials at Lee Memorial Hospital say it impacts patient care and response times. Article

> Western Michigan University received a $100 million donation from an anonymous benefactor to launch a private medical school. The university said the money will be "foundation funding" for the medical school it's developing with two major hospitals in Kalamazoo, reports the Associated Press. Article

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