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Tools Available to Improve Safety of Patients with Limited English Proficiency

The new TeamSTEPPS Limited English Proficiency module and accompanying guide, “Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Hospital Guide,” are now available.

ThedaCare Selects Phytel to Strengthen Its Patient Engagement Process

ThedaCare Physicians, the clinic division of the ThedaCare healthcare system, has agreed to use Phytel to help the organization manage population health and secure National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition of its patient-centered medical homes. NCQA provides automatic credit to providers who deploy Phytel to meet certain elements of the medical home requirements.

CIVCO Offers Infection Control for Portable Ultrasound Equipment

CIVCO Medical Solutions expands its line of infection-prevention products with the new latex-free hand-carried system drape.

Emergency Department Pearls Focus on Risk Management

The updated Risk Management Pearls for the Emergency Department from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is packed with practical tips on how to minimize liability exposures inherit in this high-risk environment.

IQMAX Offers Communication Suite for Smartphones and Tablets

IQMAX, a leader in intelligent healthcare communications, has launched IQCommunicate®, a complete suite of products specifically designed for healthcare professionals to securely communicate and collaborate in real-time for better care coordination.

Text to Speech Audio Upgrade Improves Communication

TextSpeak has released the TTS-EM-HD2, a small yet all-inclusive voice synthesis paging and announcement product. Targeted to deploy with unified hospital communications, the stand-alone package requires only a single digital input signal to produce spoken audio.

Doctors Earn Incentive Payments with Pulse PQRS Qualified Registry

Pulse, an industry-leading vendor of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management solutions, has achieved Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Qualified Registry status.

Covidien Expands Offerings on Patient and Caregiver Education Website

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, has updated its web-based patient and caregiver education resource to offer valuable information in four new clinical categories. The website,, provides resources for addressing common care needs in acute, non-acute and homecare settings.

Antimicrobial Handrails Protect Against Microbial Growth

The double-barreled risk of inadequate hand hygiene and ineffective cleaning led InPro Corporation to launch its new SureContac line of handrails.

Covidien Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of the Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care solutions, has been granted 510(k) clearance to market the Covidien Nellcor Bedside SpO2Patient Monitoring System by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Enhanced Critical Test Results Management Solution Improves Patient Care

Amcom Software, Inc. has announced version 5.0 of the Amcom Critical Test Results Management solution. Released less than three months after the product was acquired from IMCO Technologies, this enhanced version includes important features for hospitals as they look to improve this aspect of patient care and physician productivity.


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