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Clinic Eliminates Waiting Rooms with RTLS Technology

When Providence Health & Services, the largest healthcare provider in Washington state, opened its new clinic in Monroe in October, there was one thing conspicuously missing — the waiting room.

Covidien Launches Vital Sync Virtual Patient Monitoring Platform

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, has launched the Vital Sync™ virtual patient monitoring platform (VPMP).

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces eCourses for Nurses on Patient Safety and More

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced availability of professional development eCourses for nurses that were developed in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.

I-Flow Take ACTION Program Arms Physicians and Hospitals with Tools to Manage Post-Surgical Pain

I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q Pain Relief System, has announced a new service for hospitals designed to reduce reliance on narcotics for post-surgical pain management and improve both the quality of care and financial outcomes.

RF Technologies Releases Wireless Fall Management Alarm

RF Technologies, a leading provider of RFID healthcare safety and security solutions, has released a resident safety solution that combines fall management and wireless nurse call for added safety and simplified care.

D3O®-based Hip Protectors Offer New Standard of Care for Preventing Hip Fractures

Medical Protection Technologies will demonstrate its next-generation Fall-Safe® Hip Protectors at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) Convention & Expo Oct. 6–9, 2013, in Phoenix (booth #1031). The advanced design and materials of Fall-Safe Hip Protectors reflect an important trend in the care of older adults—an emphasis on preventing the fracture, not just the fall.

EXTENSION® to Showcase Clinical Alarm Safety System at ANCC National Magnet Conference

EXTENSION, Inc. will showcase its advanced alarm safety and event response platform for nurses and other caregivers at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference. EXTENSION will demonstrate its comprehensive clinical notification, HIPAA-compliant texting, and location-awareness solution that helps facilitate collaborative communication between members of the care team. Extension smart alarms also help reduce noise and clinical alarm fatigue that results from a steady stream of clinical events.

Clorox Healthcare Products Now EPA-Registered to Kill Infection-Causing Pathogens on Soft Surfaces

In the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), hard surface disinfection is not enough. Dangerous pathogens can lurk on all types of surfaces in healthcare environments, including soft surfaces such as privacy curtains. Recent findings show that 92 percent of hospital privacy curtains are contaminated one week after laundering,[3] yet 37 percent of facilities report that they only launder privacy curtains when they are visibly soiled.[4] If left unattended, contaminated soft surfaces can undermine a healthcare facility’s infection control protocols and pose infection risks for patients, staff, and visitors.

GOJO Announces Launch of SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene Solutions

GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is assisting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in measuring and improving hand hygiene compliance through its SMARTLINK Activity Monitoring System.

SimSuite Sepsis Quality Initiative Program Complies with International Guidelines

Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) has releases an updated version of the SimSuite Sepsis Quality Initiative Program that aligns with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock 2012 Guidelines released earlier this year at the 2013 Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress.

KBCore “Purple Button” Evaluation System Helps Meet ACA Reporting Requirements

As states continue to build health insurance exchanges (HIXs) for use by the Jan. 1, 2014, deadline set forth in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is another aspect of the ACA that has received little attention – the requirement that by Jan. 1, 2015, HIXs cannot contract with a hospital of 50 beds or more unless that hospital has a patient safety evaluation system and reports data to a patient safety organization (PSO).


ABQAURP American Society for Quality American Society for Quality Healthcare Division Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
EMPSF Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) Medication Safety Officers Society NPSF Partnership for Patient Safety Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine