patient safety

Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

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Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the… Read More »Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think

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Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think Diagnostic mistakes are an under-appreciated source of patient safety errors, yet most of us will experience one in our lifetime. The Doctor Weighs In

Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think

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Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think Diagnostic mistakes are an under-appreciated source of patient safety errors, yet most of us will experience one in our lifetime. The Doctor Weighs In

Is Your Covid Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

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As the rollout of covid-19 vaccines picks up across the U.S., moving from hospital distribution to pharmacies, pop-up sites and drive-thru clinics, health experts say it’s vital that these expanded venues be prepared to handle rare but potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. “You want to be… Read More »Is Your Covid Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?

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Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Connected Communities of Care Definition: An innovative method for effective population health management using social determinants of health. A way to streamline effective coordination between medical, government, and community-based organizations. We ask this type… Read More »Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?

Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

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John Harrison, Chief Commercial Officer of Concord Technologies Communication problems and inadequate information flow are two of the most common root causes of medical errors. The potential for miscommunication and faulty exchange of information in healthcare is substantial.  Consider: patient information is dispersed among multiple… Read More »Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

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Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates  As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial… Read More »5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers

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Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers Surgeons should hone their non-technical skills (communication, teamwork, leadership) as they are key elements of patient safety. The Doctor Weighs In

4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19

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Matt Dickson, VP, Product, Strategy, and Communication Solutions at Stericycle COVID-19 terms such as quarantine, flatten the curve, social distance, and personal protective equipment (PPE) have dominated headlines in recent months, but what hasn’t been discussed in length are the hidden costs of COVID-19 as… Read More »4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19

Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED

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What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the Kettering Health Network has selected ED Guidance for Nuance Dragon Medical Advisor. – This AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution will help reduce physicians’ administrative burden while lowering the risk of adverse safety events, missing… Read More »Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED

RLDatix Acquires Verge Health to Accelerate Proactive Risk Mitigation in Healthcare

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What You Should Know: – RLDatix acquires Verge Health, creating the largest safety-led compliance and credentialing software platform specifically designed for healthcare. – The acquisition will accelerate the adoption of RLDatix’s applied safety intelligence framework and create an industry-standard for proactive risk mitigation. RLDatix, the… Read More »RLDatix Acquires Verge Health to Accelerate Proactive Risk Mitigation in Healthcare

Imprivata Launches Touchless Palm Vein Scanner to Address Patient Safety Concerns from COVID-19

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What You Should Know: – Imprivata launches a new palm vein scanner solution: Imprivata PatientSecure to power touchless biometric patient identification for healthcare. – The next generation palm scanner, developed in collaboration with Keyo, will help healthcare organizations solve the challenge of patient ID amidst… Read More »Imprivata Launches Touchless Palm Vein Scanner to Address Patient Safety Concerns from COVID-19

HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows

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What You Should Know: – HP launches patient-first print technologies to help healthcare workers stay safe and spend more time caring for patients. – Innovations co-developed with healthcare professionals include industry’s first sterilizable printers, exclusive EMR-compliant workflow solutions, and services to improve patient safety and… Read More »HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows

Intermountain, Vynca Partner to Prioritize and Digitize Advance Care Planning

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What You Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare collaborates with Vynca, a national leader in advance care planning solutions to prioritize and digitize advance care planning. – The collaboration enables integrated digital completion workflows and establishes a single, centralized source of truth with built-in error prevention – enabling the Intermountain Healthcare team to honor patients’ end-of-life wishes, avoid unwanted healthcare utilization… Read More »Intermountain, Vynca Partner to Prioritize and Digitize Advance Care Planning

Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing

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Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection. The Doctor Weighs In

How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

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Jay Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientPing As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, providers across the continuum face new challenges delivering care and ensuring safety for their patients and themselves.  During this period, sharing real-time information about patients’ care encounters across provider types and care… Read More »How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare

Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare All industries need translators and interpreters who are trained in different languages. Although some items, symbols, and/or actions may be universally understood, you still need to convey subtle meanings and instructions across cultures.… Read More »Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare

New CVS Pharmacy App Feature Can Read Prescription Labels Out Loud for Visually Impaired

What You Should Know: – CVS introduced Spoken Rx™, a new feature of the CVS Pharmacy app that can read important prescription information out loud. It is vitally important for patient safety and adherence that prescription labels are clear and visible, but for patients with visual impairments… Read More »New CVS Pharmacy App Feature Can Read Prescription Labels Out Loud for Visually Impaired