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Critics of Partnership for Patients program question validity of outcomes
When the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program was announced in April 2011, it was billed by CMS Administrator Don Berwick as "the largest national effort on patient safety that we've ever seen." With a $1 billion price tag, paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Affordable Care Act, the public-private initiative seemed poised to meet those expectations.
Elements of Toyota Production System help integrate bar code medication administration
Health technology is intended to simplify processes, improve efficiency, and?most importantly?improve care. But more studies are showing that without an effective implementation plan, these systems can result in staff workarounds and additional patient safety problems.
Patient safety 'situation room' offers rapid solutions to prevent patient harm
In November 2013, when Richard Shannon, MD, arrived to his newly appointed position as executive vice president of health affairs at the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center in Charlottesville, he wasted little time setting a new precedent of patient safety for the health system.
Survey shows patient safety leaders lack detailed, real-time harm data
Patient harm is a common discussion topic among healthcare practitioner and patient safety advocates, but despite that overwhelming concern, most don't have a lot of confidence in their current technology to track harm.
VAP and hand hygiene updates round out 2014 Compendium
Experts outline changes to tracking and prevention of ventilator-associated events, along with hand hygiene best practices and commentary from The Joint Commission
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