Patient Safety

‘Security Threat’ Forces Hendrick Health to EHR Downtime Procedures | HealthIT Security | 11/11/2020

… networks have been shut down across the enterprise to fully address the issue. Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood and Hendrick Medical Center South have not affected by the incident. Officials are fully focused on maintaining patient safety , while administering downtime procedures. Texas has been the hardest hit by the coronavirus, with more than 1 million reported cases across the state since the start of the pandemic. The medical center‚Äôs inpatient …

AHA News: Physical Activity Could Reduce Heart Disease Deaths Among American Indians | 11/10/2020

… focused on American Indians, “a special population that, unfortunately, is not always included in studies that show the benefit of physical activity,” said the lead researcher Dr. Ozan Unlu, chief resident of quality and patient safety at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The findings will be presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions. The research is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal …

ISPE Publishes ISPE GAMP® RDI Good Practice Guide: Data Integrity by Design | PRWeb | 11/10/2020

… in the field, and supports a holistic data integrity approach using data governance and knowledge management activities. As with all GAMP¬Æ Guides, the content has been written by active industry personnel, passionate about patient safety and improvements to the regulated industry, who have experienced the problems, the issues, and the pain in their day jobs. BETHESDA, Md. (PRWEB) November 11, 2020 The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced …

First COVID lockdown had major impact on type 2 diabetes diagnosis and monitoring | 11/9/2020

… month of April 2020, compared to expected rates based on 10-year trends in 23 million people, according to new research. The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Center (NIHR GM PSTRC), a partnership between The University of Manchester and Salford Royal hospital. Overall, data from between March and July 2020 showed the rate of diagnosis for type 2 diabetes …

Physical activity could reduce heart disease deaths among American Indians | 11/9/2020

… focused on American Indians, “a special population that, unfortunately, is not always included in studies that show the benefit of physical activity ,” said the lead researcher Dr. Ozan Unlu, chief resident of quality and patient safety at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The findings will be presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions. The research is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal …

Physical activity could reduce heart disease deaths among American Indians | SFGate | 11/9/2020

… focused on American Indians, “a special population that, unfortunately, is not always included in studies that show the benefit of physical activity,” said the lead researcher Dr. Ozan Unlu, chief resident of quality and patient safety at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The findings will be presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions. The research is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal …

Masimo Founder and CEO and Co-Inventor of Measure-Through-Motion Pulse Oximetry, Joe Kiani, Awarded by the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology for Improvements to Neonatal Health in Latin America | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 11/9/2020

… to many additional medical advancements in the years since, with Masimo, which recently celebrated its 31 st anniversary, remaining at the forefront of global medical innovation. Mr. Kiani has long championed the importance of patient safety , and in 2013 created The Patient Safety Movement Foundation, dedicated to achieving zero preventable deaths by 2030. To date, more than 4,700 hospitals in 50 countries have committed to this goal‚Äîand an estimated …

AHA News: Physical Activity Could Reduce Heart Disease Deaths Among American Indians | U.S. News & World Report | 11/9/2020

… focused on American Indians, “a special population that, unfortunately, is not always included in studies that show the benefit of physical activity,” said the lead researcher Dr. Ozan Unlu, chief resident of quality and patient safety at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The findings will be presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions. The research is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal …

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 07 November, 2020. | 11/7/2020

… to train a machine to accurately locate AF drivers using only MEM data. https://healthitsecurity.com/news/fda-scoring-tool-update-adds-vulnerability-risk-to-patient-safety FDA Scoring Tool Update Adds Vulnerability Risk to Patient Safety An update to the FDA Medical Device Development scoring tool takes into account how a medical device vulnerability would impact patient safety , improving transparent device security. By October 29, 2020 - The FDA recently unveiled …

The Veterans Affairs Patient Safety Center of Inquiry—Suicide Prevention Collaborative: Creating Novel Approaches to Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Receiving Community Services | 11/6/2020

Author and Disclosure Information Bryann DeBeer is the Director of the VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry ‚Äì Suicide Prevention Collaborative and a Clinical Research Psychologist; Claire Hoffmire is an Epidemiologist and Health Science Specialist; Nathaniel Mohatt is a Research Psychologist; Germaine Franciosi is a Quality Management Specialist; Edgar Villarreal is a Clinical Psychologist and Program Manager for Suicide Prevention; all at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (VAECHCS …

Accessing Open Notes to Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Disparities | 11/5/2020

Editor‚Äôs note: This article was first published in Patient Safety Beat, newsletter of the Betsy Lehman Center. New, more comprehensive research confirms earlier findings that patients who access clinical notes of ambulatory care visits ‚Äì ‚Äúopen notes‚Äù ‚Äì often spot errors in their electronic health records. And there are indications from additional research that people with lower health literacy may be benefiting from access to clinical notes about …

LabRoots Unveils Full Agenda at its 11th Annual Clinical Diagnostics & Research Virtual Event, hosted on November 12, 2020 | PRWeb | 11/5/2020

… the clinical diagnostics field. In an unprecedented time for healthcare, this packed agenda includes thought-provoking sessions on advances in diagnostic technologies, leveraging laboratory data, considerations for specific patient populations, and laboratory stewardship and patient safety , to complete the day. The program kicks off with a presentation sponsored by Visiopharm on standardization with clinical digital pathology ‚Äì the Ki-67 case to get a glimpse of the future AI-powered …

Third Leading Cause Of Death In US Is Medical Malpractice – Number To Rise With COVID-19 & Vaccine Scam | 11/4/2020

… the exact number of individuals who are victims of medical malpractice ; but, a current study (2016) suggests the number of deaths attributed to medical malpractice/negligence are 250,000 individuals per year. The Journal of Patient Safety estimates that number could be as high as 440,000 individuals per year who die as a result of medical malpractice/negligence. This number would make medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in …

Military members receive virtual health care option | 11/3/2020

… part of its virtual care initiative to reduce in-person encounters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rollout of the encrypted and secure digital application came on the heels of last week‚Äôs Canadian Patient Safety Week (Oct. 26 to 30) by the CF H Services Group. The overall aim of REACT falls in line with the mandate to expand virtual care options to ensure military members have access to …

Deliver a 5–7-page analysis of an existing quality improvement initiative at your workplace. The QI initiative you choose to analyze should be related to specific disease, condition, or public health issue of personal or professional interest to you. | 11/3/2020

… to review, evaluate performance reports, and be able to effectively communicate outcome measures related to quality initiatives. The nursing staff‚Äôs perspective and the need to collaborate on quality care initiatives are fundamental to patient safety and positive institutional health care outcomes. Show More Toggle Drawer Context The purpose of the report is to assess whether specific quality indicators point to improved patient safety , quality of care, cost and efficiency …

Fast Follower Wye Valley NHS Trust goes live with ePMA system | 11/2/2020

Shared Records Fast Follower Wye Valley NHS Trust goes live with ePMA system Wye Valley NHS Trust has gone live with a new electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) system which will improve patient safety for prescribing across its four sites. The project was led by Bristol based Epro in partnership with Better with the pair delivering a best of breed approach for Wye Valley, which is one of the …

Examine changes introduced to reform or restructure the U.S. health care delivery system. In a 1,000-1,250 word paper, discuss action | 11/2/2020

… responsibilities of the nursing role in these situations.3. Discuss professional nursing leadership and management roles that have arisen and how they are important in responding to emerging trends and in the promotion of patient safety and quality care in diverse health care settings.4. Research emerging trends. Predict two ways in which the practice of nursing and nursing roles will grow or transform within the next five years to …

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Achieves ISO Certification | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/2/2020

… 9001 Quality Management System. ISO 9001 is the most widely-accepted quality management system in use around the world, and is quickly gaining acceptance among US healthcare providers as a foundation for their quality, patient safety , and high reliability programs. MLH was awarded the certification by DNV GL Healthcare. “We are pleased to achieve this international gold standard for quality and safety, and we know it is possible because of …

Are Human Scribes Truly Effective for Safe EHR Documentation? | EHR Intelligence | 11/2/2020

Providers said human scribes helped avoid burnout, were more efficient than an EHR scribe, and eased charting for clinicians. Source: Getty Images By November 02, 2020 - A well-trained human scribe doing EHR documentation can boost patient safety and decrease clinician burden, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). Clinician burnout runs rampant throughout the healthcare industry. According to the American Medical …

Insights From a Decade of Malpractice Claims | FierceHealthcare | 11/2/2020

… 10-year period from 2010 to 2019. The ability to parse and examine claims and event data from many angles enables us to understand trends, reveal fresh insights, and make recommendations to help improve patient safety . A closer look at some of the trends and risks we examine in our new report: Physician Claims Trends: Change in this area has been fairly stagnant over the past decade. Patients continue to …

Reimagining Care for Older Adults: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes (Canada) | 11/2/2020

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Patient Safety Institute The full report, published in July 2020, is available here: Reimagining_Care_For_Older_Adults_July-2020 Key Points: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the long-term care and retirement home sector in Canada hard, with devastating effects in some homes. Eight in 10 COVID-19-related deaths in Canada are in long-term care facilities, double the Organization …

From Routine Analytes to Cytokines: Diagnosticians Deliver Value to COVID-19 Diagnosis, Management, and Risk Assessment | AACC.org | 11/1/2020

… MD, DNB, PGDHHM // Date: NOV.1.2020 Analytes , Analytical Techniques and Applications , Universal Lab Issues , Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins , Antibodies , Electrolytes , Hemoglobin , Viruses/Microbes , Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) , Infectious Diseases/Microbiology , Global Health Issues , Patient Safety Diagnosticians are working alongside clinicians in supporting optimal care for patients with COVID-19. Routine laboratory markers provide key insights into this illness, contributing to patient admission protocols, guiding treatment, and assessing patients‚Äô …

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 31 October, 2020. | 10/31/2020

… Medicine. “Hospitals’ use of the NQF endorsed Leapfrog CPOE Tool to test for medication errors and the adoption of best practices for how they customize, implement, and monitor health IT systems can help mitigate patient safety risks. As The Joint Commission considers future updates to its accreditation program, the organization should prioritize patient safety by focusing on the use of EHRs.” The three medical experts recommended The Joint Commission launch …

Crwe World | Healthcare Integration Market worth $6.0 Billion by 2025 | 10/31/2020

… need for integration primarily drives the market for healthcare IT integration solutions as a result of the rising healthcare costs and the growing volume of data generated in healthcare systems. The need to improve patient safety and favorable government and private support for HCIT will also contribute to market growth in the coming years. However, the high cost of HCIT integration is limiting the overall adoption of these solutions. North …

Lessons from Real-Life Crash Courses in Patient Safety and Cybersecurity | 10/30/2020

… you do to decrease the chance of a breach and keep your sensitive data safe? Comprehensive measures need an evolving focus, one that incorporates attention to compliance, security and enterprise cyber risk management (ERCM), patient safety, and medical professional liability. As a healthcare entity, your responsibilities are three-fold: Ensure there’s not an unauthorized disclosure of or access to this information. Ensure that an unauthorized person cannot modify, delete, or …