Post Tagged with: "patient safety"

Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

A Potential Safety Blind Spot

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April 8, 2015

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EDUCATION, PROVIDERS:

A new article on the Jama Network addresses the issue of credentialing doctors in the use of robotic surgery. It’s worth reading.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Taking Patient Engagement Into the Shark Tank

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April 7, 2015

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Patient engagement, Patient experience, Public Health, Technology in healthcare:

Shark Tank billionaire Mark Cuban weighed into the healthcare conversation last week and lit up the Twitterverse. While the topic–patient engagement and ownership of health data–has been growing in magnitude and number of influential players, to have a high-profile influencer like Cuban enter into the mix and accelerate the conversation is a bit of an unexpected (or perhaps calculated?) gift.

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Caring for Caregivers During Patient Safety Week

Caring for Caregivers During Patient Safety Week

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March 13, 2015

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EDUCATION, Health care professionals, Medical Error, Patient Safety, People in healthcare, Physician wellness:

Over the last few years, we have written about the vital importance of Care-for-the-Caregiver programs when unintended patient harm occurs from a medical error. As caregivers, the willingness to admit our humanness, as well as our ability to make an error, helps us reframe the recovery and learning process when these events tragically occur.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Healthcare of the People, By the People, For the People

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March 9, 2015

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Challenges, Innovation/innovative companies:

On the night of Friday March 7, 2015, I started my weekend stint as a judge at the Philips HealthSuite Hackathon and I was asked to say a few words on stage at the beginning of the program. For a variety of reasons, it was this quote and concept above that came to my mind at the time and here’s why: the healthcare industry is going through its own civil war right now.

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Michael Wong, Founder, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety

Can Continuous Monitoring of Low-Acuity Patients Make A Hospital Safer?

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January 30, 2015

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Health care & health policy, Patient Safety:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center demonstrates that continually monitoring low-acuity patients, like we do with ICU patients, can improve patient safety

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Leading From the Heart

Leading From the Heart

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January 5, 2015

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EDUCATION:

Can healthcare leaders create a work environment that reflects and honors the creative spaces of the soul and brings passion back into our daily work? Can healthcare leaders inspire caregivers to connect with their own inner values in helping health systems achieve the highest quality, safest care possible for both patients and caregivers?

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Michael Millenson, President of Health Quality Advisors

Engaging Patients in Safety: Naughty or Nice?

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December 12, 2014

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Patient engagement:

The process of engaging patients in making care safer should be seen through a Santa Claus lens. It can be naughty or nice, depending not on good intentions but on the specifics of the intervention.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Down, Down, Down: Avoidable Errors, Uninsurance, Cost Inflation

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December 4, 2014

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POLICY:

So I ask again the question I keep asking about this issue: Will we not really do much of anything about this national crisis unless health care costs blow through 20% of GDP?

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Amer Haider, CEO, Doctella

Having Surgery? Check Out Doctella’s Checklists for Patients

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November 6, 2014

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Digital health, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient Safety, Salber:

Until recently, healthcare checklists were aimed at doctors or the care team. But now, a startup, named Doctella, has released an app that features checklists for patients preparing for surgery or some type of medical procedure.

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Medical Student Speaks Up Under Influence of Telluride Mentors

Medical Student Speaks Up Under Influence of Telluride Mentors

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October 30, 2014

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EDUCATION:

Creative thinking young entrepreneurs are also leading change in healthcare. While their vision and action as patient safety advocates and role models may not send financial ripples across Wall Street, or redefine how we communicate with one another just yet, their efforts will save patient lives.

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