Wayne, Pa. and Denver; March 14, 2011—MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, and Health Language, Inc. (HLI), a global leader in medical terminology management, announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will enable MEDecision to help its healthcare payer and provider customers transition to, comply with and capitalize on the industry’s forthcoming ICD-10 requirements.
Open Source Health IT in the Psychiatric Care Environment
Silver Hill Hospital of New Canaan, Connecticut, recently joined a select group of psychiatric hospitals in the United States that have implemented an electronic health record (EHR) system. Founded in 1931, Silver Hill Hospital is a 129-bed not-for-profit psychiatric hospital that provides inpatient and residential transitional living programs for adolescents and adults.
Evidence-Based Medicine Doesn’t Preclude Common Sense
If you went skydiving, would you first ask for scientific evidence from a randomized trial that a properly functioning parachute prevents injury before you’d consider using one during your freefall? Hardly.
Medication errors are one of the most widespread and preventable causes of harm in modern healthcare. Now Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) and more than a dozen other leaders in the field are teaming up to promote best practices to prevent them.
For the first time, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has surveyed nurses about the often-questioned “30-minute rule” that requires scheduled medications in healthcare settings be administered within 30 minutes before or after the scheduled time.