ASQ Healthcare Conference Seeks Presenters
Healthcare organizations from around the globe are invited to share their models of quality improvement at the upcoming 2011 Quality Institute for Healthcare (QIHC) Conference, May 16-18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
IPC The Hospitalist Company Partners with UCSF To Create Leadership Program in Hospital Medicine
Allscripts and Eclipsys to Merge, Creating New Healthcare Information Technology Leader
Pulse: NPSF Honors National Leaders with Awards at Patient Safety Congress
NPSF Honors National Leaders with Awards at Patient Safety Congress
The National Patient Safety Foundation honored individuals and organizations with awards during the organization’s annual Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, May 18–19.
VA Health System Leaders Recognized by the Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation
Safety Foundation announced recipients of the prestigious Pfizer Health
Literacy in Advancing Patient Safety Award. Honored for their work in
developing and implementing a health literacy tool targeted to the
needs of the veteran patient population were Dr. Jolie Haun, from VA
Health Services and the Research Center of Excellence, and Patricia
Donaldson, RN, from Veteran’s Health System, Malcolm Randall VAMC.
Vice President Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius Announce Selection of 15 Health IT Pilot Communities through Recovery Act Beacon Community Program
Vice President Biden and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius announced the selection of 15 communities across the
country to serve as pilot communities for eventual wide-scale use of
health information technology through the Beacon Community program.
Baxter to Recall COLLEAGUE Infusion Pumps in U.S.
infusion pumps from the U.S. market pursuant to an order under its
existing June 2006 consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). Baxter will work with the FDA to ensure that the
recall process provides customers appropriate alternatives for
supporting patients’ needs.
Nurse Leaders: The Key to Safe and Effective Patient Care
Nurses are the linchpin of hospital care delivery and represent a critical and costly resource. Maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of nurses is essential to the integrity of hospital function and the promotion of safe patient care.
Karen M. Bell, M.D., is New Chair of CCHIT
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)
announced the appointment of Karen M. Bell, M.D., as chair of CCHIT,
effective April 26. Bell, most recently senior vice president, Health
Information Technology Services, Masspro, replaces retiring chair Mark
Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., who led the Commission since its inception in
Picis Extends Leadership in Veterans Affairs Hospitals with Eight Additional VA Medical Centers Contracting for Anesthesia and ICU Solutions
Picis announced that it has been awarded two Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) contracts by Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 8,
also known as the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network.