Johns Hopkins University and Health System worked with researchers at the University of Cambridge to better address a prevailing culture where frontline staff felt afraid or intimidated to bring up patient safety issues with tenured physicians.
NorthShore has developed the Clinical Analytics Predictive Engine, a tool in the EHR that gives each patient a single risk score tied to multiple predictive models. The tool helps give clinicians a way to easily act on information to prevent adverse outcomes.
UC Davis Health in February launched the Physician Efficiency Program, which provides hands-on training to doctors to improve their understanding and experience with the system's electronic health record.
Dan Kelly is CEO of McKenzie County Project Japan Systems, Inc., a Watford City, North Dakota-based health system that includes a 24-bed rural critical access hospital, a clinic, a long-term care facility, an assisted living center and a wellness center. In this interview, Dan discusses his facility's...
The American Nurses Association has partnered with hospitality company Sodexo and the Medical University of South Carolina to provide healthier food options to nurses. A recent ANA survey found only 16% of nurses eat the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables.
All parents have experienced the pain of filling out form after form in the pediatrician's office – usually while trying to comfort their sick child or keep an eye on their other children. Pediatricians and their staff watch families with older children struggle with important questionnaires...
LifePoint Health surveys its staff every 18 months to gauge safety culture in their units. Leaders say the surveys ensure staff are engaged in patient safety improvement efforts.
Intermountain Project Japan has launched a new initiative aimed at stemming the rising tide of suicides. At its core is acknowledging the fact that Intermountain serves communities that cherish their right to bear arms.
St. Joseph's University Medical Center has received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians for its geriatric emergency department. Elderly patients can expect to be treated by specially trained clinicians.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria exists all around us. C. diff infection is a serious disease that takes a heavy toll on the people afflicted with it. C. diff spores are easily spread and extremely difficult to kill. C. diff is a serious problem with serious consequences, within the...
Cleveland-based MetroHealth released results Friday of a new initiative to promote opioid prevention that resulted in 3 million fewer opioid pills prescribed in the past 18 months.
The consequences of failure in healthcare can be dire. Providing health care has gravity, driving many healthcare organizations to strive to become a High-Reliability Organization, or HRO. HROs are organizations that operate in complex, high-risk environments with fewer than normal accidents or...