Orthopedic physicians and hospitals are developing new procedures and processes to better select and procure surgical implants for hip and knee pain, spine care, and joint replacement. >>>
The latest round of scores that measure rates of errors and infections, indicators of safe practices, shows an increase in the number of hospitals that earned the lowest score. Leapfrog's CEO Leah Binder calls that "a troubling trend." >>>
The most recent round of administrative penalties for hospital deficiencies constituting immediate jeopardy includes two patient falls resulting in deaths, a wrong-site surgery, and a retained surgical object. >>>
The FDA apparently isn't satisfied that doctors and hospitals are reporting all they know about drug errors and harm from medical devices. A top physician and safety advocate says enabling patients to report events is a welcome "paradigm shift." >>>
Research findings call on hospital leaders to take a deeper look at how staff—primarily nurses—interact with patients, to determine a way for patients at highest risk for infection to come into contact with fewer workers. >>>
Despite the lukewarm climate for overall employment, healthcare job growth figures have yet to reflect any slowing demand for physicians, clinicians, and executives. Merritt Hawkins saw its physician and advanced practice recruiting assignments increase by 14% from 2012 to 2013. >>>
If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.
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