Study Confirms Passive Safety Devices Are Most Effective in Needlestick Injury Prevention

A landmark study of 22 million safety devices used in 61 French hospitals over a two-year period has confirmed the theory that passive, fully automatic safety devices offer significantly better protection against accidental needlestick injuries (NSIs) than early generation active safety technologies such as semi-automatic (push-button) devices or those with manually sliding shields or hinged caps.

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Adventist Health System Partners with Language Line Services to Bolster Language Access for Limited English Speaking Patients

Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation, has partnered with Language Line Services to offer its 43 hospitals and numerous clinics access to a comprehensive suite of interpreting and translation services in an effort to better serve its limited English proficient patients and families.

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Inside the AHA’s Product Endorsement Process

Inside the AHA’s Product Endorsement Process

Without a doubt, 2010 has proven to be one of the most dynamic years that the healthcare field has seen to date—and more changes are just around the corner. Healthcare reform is shaking up the field, impacting everyone from doctors and patients to hospitals, healthcare facilities, and medical technology vendors.

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Using Telehealth to Improve Continuity of Care

Using Telehealth to Improve Continuity of Care

As our global population grows older with a higher incidence of chronic conditions, we have an imperative to truly improve quality of care both within and beyond the walls of the hospital while reducing costs.

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Health IT & Quality

Health IT & Quality

A True Tipping Point?

From the signing of healthcare reform legislation to the release of final rules for “meaningful use,” events in 2010 are driving toward a true transformation in the delivery of healthcare in the United States.

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AHRQ

AHRQ

Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform: Putting the Patient First


Recent research shows a significant correlation between the frequency of adverse events and malpractice claims (Greenberg, et al, 2010). Meanwhile, information from patient satisfaction surveys and patient experiences of care have been shown to predict malpractice risk (Fullam, et al, 2009).

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