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Two directors at Virginia Mason Medical Center believe EHRs can be a platform for “innovation and creativity" to reduce unnecessary care.
It took a shell-shocking adverse event at two of the nation’s leading health systems to put a spotlight on the need to improve safety culture.
Olympus Corp. was ordered to pay Virginia Mason Medical Center $6.6 million in damages Monday for its role in a superbug outbreak that led to the death of a pancreatic cancer patient.
From Kaiser Health News: The Seattle case, the first to reach trial in the U.S., offers possible glimpse into fate of some two dozen lawsuits against manufacturing giant Olympus, accused of failing to address scope contamination linked to numerous deaths.
A former Massachusetts General Hospital anesthesiologist has filed a lawsuit in which she says surgeons endangered patients in simultaneous surgeries.
Patient safety experts have long urged healthcare executives to create, shape and sustain a culture of safety within their organizations. Now there is a manual to help them do just that.
There is no shortage of apples, grapes or hops in southeast Washington state's Yakima Valley. The same cannot be said for primary care doctors.
Improving patient experience is an issue on every hospital leader’s mind, and that process should extend to hospital boards as well, according to Virginia Mason Health System CEO Gary S. Kaplan, M.D.
To create and sustain meaningful improvement within healthcare, hospital leaders should enlist their frontline managers in four key strategies.