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NRC fines VA $39K over radiation violations in prostate cancer programs
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday levied a $39,000 fine against the Department of Veterans Affairs for...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Georgetown U Hospital closes lab after problems with breast cancer tests
Georgetown University Hospital has shut down a lab that performs genetic analysis for breast cancer patients and has...
Grand jury: Jackson Health System a ’colossal mess’
Jackson Health System is a "colossal mess" that must be governed in a new way, a Miami-Dade grand jury said...
Her legs, fingers amputated, nurse suing Baptist hospital
Attorneys for nurse Jean Law and her husband said mistakes in an emergency room examination at Baptist Medical Center...
Web Exclusive: AMA: Liability Claims Filed Nearly One Per Physician
A report from the American Medical Association finds an average of 95 medical liability claims filed for every 100...
UT Southwestern faculty let unsupervised resident doctors operate at Parkland
  Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has allowed trainee doctors, known as residents, to operate with...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
  Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
’Mystery patients’ help uncover medical errors
The elderly man was emaciated, so hospital physicians were running a series of tests for cancer, a common cause of...
Earliest tests for finding breast cancer are prone to error
Monica Long had expected a routine appointment. But here she was sitting in her new oncologist’s office, and he...

Webcast: Presenting Data to Leadership: What Your Board Needs to Know
During this 90-minute program, expert consultant Ken Rohde will explain what your quality and safety data really means...
Audio Conference: Beyond the MS-DRG: Capture SOI and ROM through Documentation Improvement Efforts
During this 90-minute audio conference, a 3M representative and a former ACDIS advisory board member explain MS- DRG...
Webcast: Taking Peer Review From Punitive to Positive:
Medical staff members often view peer review as punitive and ineffective and dismiss the program as too much effort...
Webcast: Improve Physician Profiles Through SOI/ROM Documentation Capture
During this webcast our experts demonstrate how documentation improvement reviews targeting SOI/ROM measures can help...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Anne Roberts and Carol S. Cairns discuss the common problem areas for assessing the competency of locum tenens...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Our experts guide you through determining whether your organization is adequately assessing the competency of APPs and...
Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
Examine the challenges of assessing the competency of practitioners in ambulatory settings, selective practice, and...