Patient Safety Top of Mind for Medical Center and Design Team
Health providers, architects, and planners collaborated to put patient safety at the heart of the relocation and expansion of a leading Northern California trauma center/emergency department.
Health IT & Quality
Is “Meaningful Use” Meaningful?
Now that the “meaningful use” rule has been finalized by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), many organizations turn their focus to a rapid deployment of electronic medical record (EMR) systems in an effort to achieve transformation of the United States healthcare system.
Combating Emergency Department Overcrowding with Creative and Flexible Planning
To set the scene, imagine that it is a cold and rainy Friday evening in early January, and you are a nurse in the emergency department (ED) of the local hospital. Patients, with various complaints and levels of acuity, are being cared for in the ED’s 30 treatment rooms.
No Easy Answers
Earlier this summer, I co-presented a webinar for the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) that focused on different sources of information currently available about patient safety, as well as opportunities for prospective authors.