A unique collaborative effort among business leaders and healthcare providers to make Ohio the safest place in the nation for healthcare has led to more than $12.8 million in healthcare savings, more than 900 fewer patient days spent in the hospital and nearly 3,600 fewer adverse drug events and infections in children.
Safety and Savings in Las Vegas: Nurses Have Decision Support at UMC
As one of the country’s fastest-growing cities in the early 21st century, Las Vegas, Nevada, has had to shoulder all the demographic challenges that distinction entails. Through it all, University Medical Center (UMC) has steadfastly maintained its role as the safety net for the sickest and neediest patients in this metro area of nearly two million people.
Integrated Quality Measures Improve Patient Safety & Care
In 2008, the Piedmont Clinic welcomed a new CEO who has led the clinic leadership in its development and adoption of a clinical integration model that blends clinical and financial integration. As part of this process much discussion revolved around the best way to track and use data to create integration.
Addressing Institutional Conflict of Interest to Promote Patient Safety
Studies show that 67% of academic departments have financial relationships with industry (Campbell, 2007b). The Institute of Medicine has warned that academic institutions lack independent review, with resulting tolerance of conflicts due to financial gains, which may pose serious barriers to addressing the issue (IOM, 2009).
In 3rd annual conference, American College of Radiology focused on safety, utilization, process improvement, and physician outcomes.
An original and progressive report on health information technology (HIT) vendors, their customers and patients, published online, makes ground-breaking recommendations for new practices that target the reduction or elimination of tensions that currently mar relationships between many HIT vendors and their customers, specifically with regard to indemnity and error management of HIT systems.