Patient Safety

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7/21/2021 The 298 orthopedic procedures, codes that CMS may return to the inpatient-only list Beckers Spine Review ... on July 19, under the 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System proposed rule, the agency proposed walking back this move and halting the elimination of the inpatient-only list, citing patient safety concerns. The 298 procedures include 16 related anesthesia codes and 16 codes recommended by the hospital outpatient payment panel. The proposed rule also would remove 258 of the 266 procedures added to the ASC ...
7/20/2021 Google Cloud study finds overwhelming physician support for interoperability efforts Healthcare IT News ... health systems where they practice. WHY IT MATTERS Of the 300-plus physicians polled by The Harris Poll by Google Cloud, 96% said efforts to enable access to needed clinical data will help improve patient safety and could help save lives. Only slightly fewer (95%) said more seamless data exchange will lead to better patient outcomes, while 86% percent said interoperability that ensures the right data is available for the ...
7/20/2021 CMS may stop paying for 258 procedures in ASCs Becker's ASC Review ... a new process for adding procedures to the ASC payable list: soliciting nominations for additions. CMS received several comments after issuing the 2020 final rule that opposed eliminating the inpatient-only list because of patient safety concerns, according to a statement from the agency. CMS is accepting comments on the 2022 proposed rule through Sept. 17. "The decision by CMS over the past two years to add and remove hundreds ...
7/20/2021 How to position patient transportation as an organizational priority - MedCity News MedCity News ... demographic data: Aging populations are less likely to drive a car or access public transportation. Patient experience feedback: Patient comments about the discharge or facility transfer process may include remarks about the transportation process. Patient safety event reporting: Events or near-misses may be categorized in a way that can identify if a transportation workflow caused the event or could have prevented the event. Transportation vendor spend: Supply Chain or ...
7/20/2021 298 musculoskeletal-related procedures could return to CMS' inpatient-only list in 2022 Beckers Spine Review ... 258 of the 266 procedures added to the ASC covered procedures list in January. The proposal to stop the elimination of the IPO list came after a large number of stakeholders had concerns about patient safety . Particular concerns were raised about complex procedures most often performed in the inpatient setting such as amputations and major trauma, including pelvic, acetabulum, hip and fragility fractures. Such procedures cannot be safely performed in ...
7/20/2021 Even within the same hospital, Black patients endure more harm than white patients | FierceHealthcare FierceHealthcare ... racial inequities in care,” Anuj Gangopadhyaya, senior research associate at the Urban Institute and the analysis’ lead author, said in a statement. “This study’s findings show that achieving racial equity in patient safety requires transforming the way care is delivered within hospitals as well.”The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study reviewed patient data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) across 26 ...
7/20/2021 Black patients have worse safety outcomes than White patients at the same hospital, study finds Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: - Black patients are more likely to experience an adverse safety event than their White counterparts at the same hospital, according to [new data] from the Urban Institute. - Researchers analyzed 11 patient safety indicators and found in six of those, Black adult patients experienced significantly worse patient safety outcomes than White patients of the same age and gender treated in the same hospital. Those disparities persisted even when comparing ...
7/20/2021 Salus Home Health and Hospice Awarded Joint Commission Community Based Palliative Care Certification PR Newswire ... care experts, providers, and patients. They also conducted onsite observations and interviews to determine compliance, patient satisfaction and quality of care."Palliative Care Certification recognizes an organization's commitment to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care," says Mark Pelletier, RN , MS, COO, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. "We commend Salus for using certification to reduce variation in their clinical processes ...
7/20/2021 CALIFORNIA Latino News californialatinonews.com ... care experts, providers, and patients. They also conducted onsite observations and interviews to determine compliance, patient satisfaction and quality of care."Palliative Care Certification recognizes an organization's commitment to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care," says Mark Pelletier, RN , MS, COO, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. "We commend Salus for using certification to reduce variation in their clinical processes ...
7/19/2021 Recent exclusion monitoring primary source updates: what you need to know Healthcare Dive For healthcare organizations, compliance monitoring is vital to identify and prevent fraud as well as to ensure patient safety . However, exclusion monitoring is complicated by the myriad of sources that need to be monitored consistently and the fact that data is published at varying intervals and in multiple formats. The two major federal sources that need to be screened for exclusions are the Office of Inspector General (OIG) List of ...
7/19/2021 HIStalk Interviews Tom Skelton, CEO, Surescripts HISTalk ... but we’ve expanded and broadened since then. We have never wavered from our purpose, which is to serve the nation with the single most trusted and capable health information network. Our focus remains patient safety , lower costs, and higher quality care. How did use of the Surescripts network change with the pandemic? Our focus has always been on either the prescribing process or informing care decisions and providing information ...
7/18/2021 Patient Flow Management Market Expected to reach US$ 2,126.6 Mn in 2025 picayunecurrent.com ... patient flow management market by product is segmented into integrated and standalone. The standalone segment is poised to grow with a largest market share of 68.2% in 2017. With the inclusion of integrated solution, patient safety is also improved, with fewer instance of mistaken identity or errors associated with manual data handling Companies Mentioned:- - McKesson Corporation - Care Logistics - Epic Systems Corporation - Intelligent In Sites - Aptean - Cerner Corporation - Teletracking Technologies, Inc ...
7/18/2021 HCIT Consulting Services Market 2019 Size, Demand, Global Analysis with Foremost Players as Koninklijke Philips N.V., Cerner Corporation., NTT DATA Corporation, etc tradersherald.com ... on improving clinical efficiency, quality of care, affordability, and fee-for-value. healthcare IT exceeds expectations in the healthcare IT consulting Services / staffing field This market growth is attributed to the rising demand for patient safety & data accuracy, need to limit healthcare cost, and execution of various healthcare policies promoting the use of HCIT in healthcare facilities. Key Players: 1.Koninklijke Philips N.V. 2. Cerner Corporation. 3. NTT DATA Corporation ...
7/17/2021 Veterans Affairs chief vows to fix ‘extremely disappointing’ health record system at Spokane VA hospital conservativeangle.com ... the Department of Veterans Affairs said his agency would “reimagine” its approach to a new health record system being tested in Spokane after watchdog reports found the flawed rollout hurt productivity and threatened patient safety . Calling the findings of an internal review he ordered in March “extremely disappointing,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough told the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Wednesday he would not let other hospitals adopt ...
7/17/2021 Veterans Affairs chief vows to fix ‘extremely disappointing’ health record system at Spokane VA hospital americanmilitarynews.com The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs said his agency would “reimagine” its approach to a new health record system being tested in Spokane after watchdog reports found the flawed rollout hurt productivity and threatened patient safety . Calling the findings of an internal review he ordered in March “extremely disappointing,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough told the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Wednesday he would not let ...
7/17/2021 Center Valley's DeSales MBA Program Helps Local Doctor Prepare for Pandemic montco.today ... was called upon to create real-time solutions that would support and protect the community,” says Stephens, a student in the DeSales University MBA program and a chief medical officer for quality and patient safety at Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG), a subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) that’s made up of about 1,500 doctors and clinicians representing dozens of medical specialties. Top priorities included setting up ...
7/16/2021 Denis McDonough: VA Rethinks EHR Project Management Strategy to Address User Concerns executivegov.com ... timeline for deploying the system, based on Cerner's Millennium software, to additional sites. His remarks come after a strategic review of the VA's EHR modernization effort uncovered problems with training, data migration, usability and patient safety . Cerner received a potential 10-year, $10 billion contract in May 2018 to help the VA implement the same commercial off-the-shelf platform the Defense Department has adopted and the health technology provider ...
7/16/2021 California hospital with spine, total joint robots named Center of Excellence Beckers Spine Review ... the 11th in California to earn the accreditation, which features fewer than 96 hospitals in the U.S, according to a July 15 news release. The accreditation was awarded by Surgical Review Corp., a nonprofit patient safety organization founded in 2003. Adventist Health's program features an ExcelsiusGPS spine robot, a Mako robot for total hip and knee replacements and a da Vinci XI robot designed for a range of specialties such ...
7/16/2021 Australia permits longer telephone consults in COVID-19 hotspots Healthcare IT News ... end-July. Over 900 people were infected since a new outbreak was announced in mid-June. "The latest COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney has demonstrated consultations with GPs via the telephone remains critical for patient safety and access during lockdowns," said Dr Omar Khorshid, president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), in a separate statement. He said that many patients prefer using the telephone and it helps ensure those people ...
7/15/2021 Industry Spotlight: Trey Lauderdale, Hillrom digitalhealth.net ... with each other – so he decided a revolution was needed. His idea was to use emerging smart phone technology to rid hospitals of “outmoded” devices like pagers with the aim of improving patient safety and outcomes as well being beneficial for the working lives of clinicians. With this in mind, he started a company to put his vision into reality. “I was working in healthcare and I quickly ...