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Feds move nearer to patient-safety framework for health IT

Feds move nearer to patient-safety framework for health IT | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
Now that a majority of healthcare providers have installed electronic health-record systems, the federal government is inching closer to adopting a regulatory and patient-safety framework for computerized healthcare devices.
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Creating a Safety Culture for Patient Safety and Care

Creating a Safety Culture for Patient Safety and Care | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it

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Dade Moeller has established itself as one of the foremost national experts in the field of safety including radiation, occupational, and industrial safety. Since its inception, Dade Moeller has been helping clients develop and implement programs that effectively prevent and control safety hazards in the workplace and in medical facilities. A few of our Safety Culture Services include Safety Culture Self–assessment tools, On-site assessments and opportunities for improvement as well as Safety Culture Training for Leaders. Protect your workers, your patients and staff and prevent liability costs and on-site accidents by making safety culture a priority for your company or facility.
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In debate over 'biosimilars,' patient safety must come first - Baltimore Sun

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In debate over 'biosimilars,' patient safety must come first
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Unfortunately, opponents of these measures have equated protecting patient safety with protecting drug company profits. I am very disheartened by this narrative.
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Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety - Health.com

Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety - Health.com | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety
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The researchers emphasize that clear communication during surgical procedures is essential to ensure the safety of patients.
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Patient safety will improve only through dialogue

Patient safety will improve only through dialogue | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
Getting from ‘discussion’ to ‘dialogue’ is crucial if major change is to be achieved but the pressurised climate of the NHS makes this a challenge, writes Claire Read (Today in HSJ I examine the idea that we need to move from discussion to dialogue...
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Quality improvement organizations win bids for new ESRD Network contracts - NephrologyNews.com

Quality improvement organizations win bids for new ESRD Network contracts - NephrologyNews.com | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
Quality improvement organizations win bids for new ESRD Network contracts NephrologyNews.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reaffirmed its decision made at the end of last year to award a new three-year contract to Quality...
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#mHealth Regulation Under the Spotlight on Capitol Hill

#mHealth Regulation Under the Spotlight on Capitol Hill | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
We at mHIMSS believe FDA should issue clear guidance on mobile health applications that ensures patient privacy and safety without hindering innovation in a technologically fast-moving space.

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Safety culture: What is it and how do we monitor and measure it?

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This event report summarises a roundtable discussion between patient safety experts from academia, public policy, quality improvement and frontline care on the topic of safety culture.

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David Foord's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:37 AM

On 20 February 2013, the Health Foundation hosted a roundtable event to discuss what is understood as ‘safety culture’, why it is important and how it can be measured and monitored. This roundtable was held as part of the Health Foundation's work to lead a step-change in thinking about patient safety.

 

Patient safety experts from academia, public policy, quality improvement and frontline care came together to share their knowledge and learning in order to build understanding in this area, and to recommend some practical next steps.

 

This event report summarises the discussion and identifies themes that should be explored further.

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GMC Guide to "Doctors’ use of social media" requires every Doctor who is active online to have a professional profile

GMC Guide to "Doctors’ use of social media" requires every Doctor who is active online to have a professional profile | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it

I think that the advice should’ve been much clearer as if you follow the guidelines to the letter (any material written by a Doctor could “reasonably be taken to represent the views of the profession more widely” and it is appreciated that “content uploaded anonymously can, in many cases, be traced back to its point of origin“) there really should be no GMC registered Doctor posting content online anonymously.

I think this isn’t very well thought through. Some of the very best contributors to social media discussions (not just about healthcare) are Doctors who wish to remain anonymous or just want to be allowed to share their opinions as a member of society when they’re not working. The workload of Doctors is tough enough that there should be some capacity in this guidance for them to be able to use social media when taking time out from work.

I can also see a multitude of ways that this could impact on Patient safety as it’s quite clear that whistle blowing Doctors don’t have an easy time. It’s possible that this guidance document itself could make any Doctor who leaks a Patient safety issue anonymously liable to not meeting their duties as a Doctor (because they will have run foul of guidance by trying to do it anonymously in the first place).


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This is a post from a doctor who primarily works as a digital doctor. It asks interesting questions about how the GMC might suport doctors to have a digital profile. It also suggests that there may be a need for guidance on 'tracking' patients online. Also see this post on the 'twittering kidney patient' re tracking. http://www.rmmlondon.com/rmm-sector-story/the-case-of-the-twittering-kidney-patient-healthcare-and-the-ethics-of-social-media-monitoring/

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A roadmap for patient safety and quality improvement — Points from Pronovost

A roadmap for patient safety and quality improvement — Points from Pronovost | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
RT @PIPSQC: A roadmap for patient safety and quality improvement - Points from Pronovost http://t.co/YZYwXYewrr #ptsafety
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No Sponge Left Behind: Patient Safety Technologies - Seeking Alpha

No Sponge Left Behind: Patient Safety Technologies - Seeking Alpha | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
No Sponge Left Behind: Patient Safety Technologies Seeking Alpha The hospitals that adhered to the Safety-Sponge system have thus avoided a total of 875 sponges that otherwise would have been left inside patients (7Mn / 8k), thus avoiding $360...
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How surveillance cameras can improve medical care - MinnPost.com (blog)

How surveillance cameras can improve medical care - MinnPost.com (blog) | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
How surveillance cameras can improve medical care
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In his essay, Makary argues that all appropriate hospital procedures should be video recorded — with the patient's approval, of course.
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Preventing Risk to Patient Safety when Implementing Health IT

By Larry Ozeran MD, President, Clinical Informatics Inc. HIMSS' core objective as an organization is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the best use of IT and management syste...
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Applications due June 5 for W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient ...

Applications due June 5 for W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient ... | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
Co-sponsored by the UF College of Medicine Continuing Medical Education and the UF J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center Self-Insurance Program, the W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Quality and Safety Awards ...
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How Does the Use of EHRs Affect Patient Safety?

Recently, a group of Republican senators issued a white paper criticizing the federal government’s efforts to foster the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHR) systems. They c... (How Does the Use of EHRs Affect Patient Safety?
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SEHA and Johns Hopkins implement online-learning patient safety programme ... - MENAFN.COM

SEHA and Johns Hopkins implement online-learning patient safety programme ... - MENAFN.COM | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
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NHS 'culture of fear' stops nurses raising patient safety concerns - The Guardian (blog)

NHS 'culture of fear' stops nurses raising patient safety concerns - The Guardian (blog) | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) NHS 'culture of fear' stops nurses raising patient safety concerns The Guardian (blog) In all, 5,277 (64%) of the 8,262 nurses surveyed by pollsters ICM for the RCN had raised a concern, mostly about unsafe staffing (48%) or...
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Google Glass: How it works? What it could mean for Healthcare? [INFOGRAPHIC] [VIDEO]

Google Glass: How it works? What it could mean for Healthcare? [INFOGRAPHIC] [VIDEO] | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
Google Glass: How it works, what it could mean for health care. Potential possibilities... ? real-time medical histories and apps for the deaf ? one-way messaging and confidential communication in healthcare ?

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When doctors are bullies, patient safety may suffer

When doctors are bullies, patient safety may suffer | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
Every workplace, like every schoolyard, has its bullies. But when the workplace is a doctor's office, hospital room or surgical suite, it isn't just a workplace problem. It's a patient safety issue.
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A Roadmap For Patient Safety and Quality Improvement | The Health Care Blog

A Roadmap For Patient Safety and Quality Improvement | The Health Care Blog | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it

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How Can We Realize Health IT’s Full Potential?

How Can We Realize Health IT’s Full Potential? | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it

First, let’s get right to the heart of the matter: What factors limit Health IT’s ability to support quality measurement and quality improvement?

 

My response is based on field experience in supporting hundreds of clinics and practices who are using more than 30 different Population Management(PM)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.

 

I would like to tell you that we have figured out why health IT investment has not resulted in more dramatic improvements to outcomes of care, and that we have the solution – but we do not.

 

What I can share with you are three of the top challenges we have experienced in helping organizations realize the benefit of health IT adoption.

 

Limitations Within EHRs Yield Roadblocks

 

The first challenge is that of standards and interoperability. EHRs say they interoperate, but what they don’t say is at what level. Much of the data in EHRs about patients is customized, unstructured data. Even within the same EHR, templates allow a patient’s medical data (e.g., smoking status) to be stored in different locations of the database using different representations. This means that while the definition is the same, the information available is not. This lack of EHR vendor standardization and inability/unwillingness to share customized, unstructured data cripples efforts to address Meaningful Use (MU) and severely limits the analytic capability of EHR data.

 


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nrip's curator insight, April 9, 2013 1:25 AM

EHR vendors must look beyond addressing MU if the potential has to be realized. Can these EHRs be sold in a market where EHR use is not incentivized. Can these EHR's be used ina  market where the EHR use is linked to an Insurer or Employer signing the contract because of the EHR vendors name...Will the customers buy only because the EHR benefits the practice as a process optimization?

Dominique Dock's comment, April 9, 2013 4:39 AM
standardisation is clearly far from being achieved. I personally use an IT system which cannot be tweaked to my needs, and is so-called widely used...when I was working as a GP in the NHS, at least we had a large number of practices who were using the same and we had some power to obtain the changes/improvements we needed.
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Why Simulation Training is Important to the Medical Industry

Why Simulation Training is Important to the Medical Industry | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it

With the advances made in simulation technology over the past two decades, the use ofsimulation training in the health care industry has increased dramatically. In the interests of patient safety, though, it is vitally important that more medical educational institutions and health care facilities institute an even wider variety of medical simulation training programs.

 

Simulation Training in Health Care

 
Recognizing that health care is also a complex and high-risk industry, health education professionals have adopted more and more elements of simulation for medical skill enhancement.

 

Advanced digital health technologies have now become available for training doctors, nurses, EMTs and other medical staff as well. Medical schools and training hospitals can use highly realistic simulations of patients and medical environments to improve training and the practice of high-risk medical procedures that can negatively impact patient outcomes if performed incorrectly on real-life patients.

 


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Why Simulation Training is Important to the Medical Industry.

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Hospital Quality Institute Announced | National Patient Safety ...

Hospital Quality Institute Announced | National Patient Safety ... | health quality forum 2013 | Scoop.it
The California Hospital Association and regional associations have announced a new statewide entity to strengthen, support, and align patient safety and quality improvement activities in the state's hospitals.
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