Patient Safety Monitor Journal answers your most important patient safety questions and offers field-tested compliance strategies to ensure your patient safety efforts measure up to The Joint Commission.
Eight goals to improve diagnoses
Building on a 1999 report that focused on treatment, the IOM turns its attention toward diagnostic errors that impact patients
A broader focus on falls inside and outside the hospital
The Joint Commission urges providers to focus on injury prevention through risk assessment, data analysis, and post-fall huddles
Comprehensive training and robust data crucial to robotic surgical safety
Recent data highlights device malfunctions that led to injury and death, but experts say better data collection and improved team training is needed
Show me the money: HHS invests in patient safety
The federal government is shelling out nearly $800 million to transform clinical practices and continue funding Hospital Engagement Networks
GAO: Value-based payments have no impact on quality trends, for now
A report released by the Government Accountability Office concluded that CMS' Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program elicited no significant improvement to quality outcomes in its first three years. However, the report noted that "quality trends could emerge in the future as the HVBP program continues to evolve."
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