Post Tagged with: "patient safety"

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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Engaging Patients in Safety: Naughty or Nice?

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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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Apple HealthKit – Epic Integration at Ochsner Health System – David Harlow Interviews Dr. Richard Milani

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October 15, 2014

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IT:

The first health system to announce that it had integrated HealthKit into its Epic EHR is Ochsner Health System in Louisiana. It is a 12-hospital, 40-clinic operation with over 900 physicians. I spoke recently with Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

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Patricia LaChance, patient safety advocate

Sleep Apnea + Opiods = Post-Surgical Preventable Death

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October 14, 2014

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Medical Error, Patient Safety:

In far too many instances, post-surgical patients are placed on opioid therapy with little or no consideration given to their medical histories, especially as they relate to medication tolerance and opiod-induced respiratory depression.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Informal Influence in Healthcare #NPSFLLI7

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September 24, 2014

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EDUCATION:

Knight’s talk provided a number of take home tools for healthcare leaders to approach internal change with new power. He supplied a different lens through which to view company politics, one that allows for consideration of “the other” versus leaving a footprint on even your mother’s forehead to reach the top.

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Joan Rivers - she made us laugh for years

Four Lessons Learned from the Death of Joan Rivers

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September 9, 2014

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Medical Error, Patient Safety:

What can we learn from Joan Rivers death that can help others better prepare for safe medical procedures? An anesthesiologist and patient safety advocates respond.

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