Connectivity to Improve Patient Safety

Connectivity to Improve Patient Safety

 

For the past 5 years the Medical Device “Plug-and-Play” Interoperability Program has been leading the evaluation and adoption of open standards and technology for medical device interoperability to support clinical innovation and improve patient safety.

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Editor’s Notebook: Seeing the World Through Patient Safety Eyes

Editor’s Notebook

Seeing the World Through Patient Safety Eyes

 

I wish that everyone could learn and practice the skills we ask healthcare professionals to acquire in the name of safety and quality improvement. We’d all be better off, and many things in the world would work better if we respected each other and communicated well.

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Five Essential Components of an Effective Stroke System

Five Essential Components of an Effective Stroke System

 

Approximately 795,000 Americans will have a stroke this year. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. The direct and indirect costs associated with stroke are projected to exceed $65 billion in 2009, according to the National Stroke Association.

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Is Patient Safety Part of Something Larger?

I keep seeing examples of what I think of as a
patient safety approach to problems: an emphasis on clear
communication, teamwork, systems thinking, disclosing and learning from
errors, and personal accountability balanced with an understanding of
the inevitability of human error. These principles have relevance and
benefits beyond patient safety — beyond medicine…

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Current State of Healthcare Compliance Programs: 2021 Benchmark Survey Results

By SAI Global This report provides results from our 12th annual Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Survey, conducted by SAI Global in collaboration with Strategic Management Services, LLC. Richard P. Kusserow, former DHHS Inspector General, provided the analysis of the results. The survey’s objective was to understand the status and progress of compliance program development in the U.S. healthcare industry.  The … Continued

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