Safety

Hospital says CMS star rating system has been wrong for two years

Rush University Medical Center found that instead of evenly weighting the eight measures in the safety of care group, the ratings formula relied heavily on one measure

6/22/2018


Leapfrog opposes CMS roll back of quality reporting measures

Leapfrog says removing the measures from IQR will hurt patient transparency

6/22/2018


Solid-state refrigeration: A better, construction-free path to USP <800> compliance

Designed to eliminate improper management, USP <800> provides standards for the safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment.

6/20/2018


ASHE survey looks at monthly elevator testing

Input on additional regulatory requirements also sought

6/20/2018


It's hurricane season!

What you need to know to plan, predict and prepare

6/15/2018


Phoenix VA inspection reveals safety issues

Phoenix VA hospital was 'ground zero' for a national crisis in veterans healthcare

6/14/2018


Rhode Island passes surgical smoke law

Surgical teams will have smoke-free ORs

6/14/2018


FDA issues guidance on preventing surgical fires

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends safe use of medical devices and products commonly used during surgical procedures

6/12/2018


State AGs against ‘rollback’ of nursing home oversight reforms

17 attorney generals against rollback of reforms meant to prevent nursing home patient abuse, fraud and neglect

6/7/2018


Ohio healthcare facility drills for an active shooter incident

The first step is to lock down the hospital and issue a code yellow

6/5/2018


Florida nursing homes say they're ready for hurricane season

Fatalities in South Florida last year have prompted change

6/4/2018


Boston hospitals prepare for tragedy

Healthcare facilities' tactics include large-scale drills

5/29/2018


Follow-up finds more violations for embattled Wisconsin hospital

More than 30 new violations were found at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

5/29/2018


New hospital sound design may cure alarm fatigue

The constant alarms of hospital technology called a problem for patient safety

5/23/2018


Building an effective hospital/police partnership

Minnesota healthcare and law enforcement officials released a list of best practices

5/21/2018


Explosion at California medical facility kills one, injures three others

Explosion in medical building in Aliso Viejo appears intentional

5/17/2018


IoT technology integrator helps medical device company meet FDA requirements

Establishment Labs must balance safety and regulatory compliance with rapid product development

5/15/2018


Preventing workplace violence without adding security

Joint Commission suggests seven policies and procedures

5/7/2018


Utah hospital practices for earthquake aftermath

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake simulated a situation two days after an earthquake

5/4/2018


East Texas hospital practices disaster drills

The simulation was designed in part to practice evacuate existing patients due to infrastructure issues

5/2/2018


Smarter purchasing for safer hospitals

Free tool allows facilities to track and compare their energy usage

4/27/2018


N.Y. system treat healthcare workers' job-related trauma

Study showed that staff who received organizational support outperformed their peers

4/26/2018


Developing a safety risk assessment

The Center for Health Design has a free tool to guide the process, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/26/2018



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