In July, Delaware Governor Markell signed a set of nine bills that tighten oversight of physicians and increase protection of children in medical care. Known collectively as The Bradley Bills, Delaware’s new legislation is the most comprehensive of its kind in the country and is named after a physician pedophile who got away with sexual abuse or rape of more than 100 children over the course of 10 years, while fellow physicians, hospitals, government agencies, and others looked the other way.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 99,000 people die every year from infections acquired while in hospitals.
Hospira, a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, introduced the new Anticoagulation Assistant knowledge module as part of its TheraDoc™ clinical surveillance platform.
To improve the quality and safety of healthcare in the United States,
the National Quality Forum (NQF) is releasing its updated manual Safe
Practices for Better Healthcare.
The Joint Commission announced the approval of revisions to Medical
Staff Standard MS.01.01.01, formerly known as MS.1.20, that is designed
to contribute to patient safety and quality of care through the support
of a well-functioning, positive relationship between a hospital’s
Medical Staff and Governing Body.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an initiative to reduce
unnecessary radiation exposure from three types of medical imaging
procedures: computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine studies, and