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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Facilities Demonstrate a Commitment to Quality and Patient Safety through IAC Accreditation

By Tamara Sloper For more than 30 years, IAC accreditation has provided facilities with a method for demonstrating their commitment to providing quality patient care. Facilities performing a variety of diagnostic testing and interventional procedures, across a wide range of settings from private offices, outpatient imaging centers to community hospitals and large medical systems have … Continued

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