Hospital Errors: One in Three Patients

May 24, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Emergency patient in hallway waiting for a bed
“SSE” is a healthcare acronym for serious safety event, which can result in [MORE]

Eldercare Costs Rising

October 20, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

Apropos to this year’s Medical Automation International Conference, a recent report presents cost figures for eldercare between 1996 and 2006.  [MORE]

AHRQ Guidelines for IT Projects

August 25, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has prepared a “toolkit” (actually, it’s a template with references) to guide [MORE]

Bedsores on the Rise

January 6, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

In the wake of Medicare’s new rule that it will no longer reimburse hospitals for patients’ pressure ulcers acquired during [MORE]

Safety Design in EDs

December 16, 2008 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Agency for Health Research & Quality (HHS) recently funded a safety survey of ED conditions in 65 hospitals (interviewing [MORE]