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Quality and safety are critical to any hospital’s mission. Check here to see what top hospitals are doing to raise quality standards and keep patients safe.

New study shows the majority of patients don’t understand their discharge summaries

Hospitals across the U.S. are doing everything they can to reduce readmissions. A new study offers facilities one more factor to look at when it comes to reducing readmissions – discharge summaries. 

Mixed bag for preventing patient complications

Hospitals will have to step it up a notch to keep patients from experiencing preventable complications. A new report shows that while complication rates aren’t increasing right now, they aren’t decreasing, either. 

ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2016

Technology: Hospitals need it to stay competitive, doctors need it to improve patient care with greater precision and safety, and staff need it to enhance workflow. These are all pluses. But, as usual, with the pluses come minuses. That’s why ECRI released its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2016. 

2 strategies to cut down preventable admissions

Improving patient outcomes and avoiding unnecessary admissions could come down to a few simple steps. 

Are cell phones a help or hindrance in OR?

Most hospitals don’t have a formal policy on the use of cellar devices in the operating room (OR). And according to industry experts, if you’re one of them, the time to create a policy is now. 

Should hospitals stop focusing on IT innovation?

Is it time for hospitals to invest more in health IT safety and security than they do on new IT tools and innovation? One leader says yes. 

A different way to stop C. diff in your hospital

Does your facility dispose of its sharps with a reusable container? If so, this practice could actually be increasing your patients’ risk of contracting C. diff. According to new research, single-use containers may be the way to go. 

The right prescription to mitigate active shootings in hospitals

Most people would consider hospitals a safe haven for patients. Unfortunately, hospitals are just as likely to experience an active shooting incident as commercial buildings, regardless of whether a security guard is present. In this guest post, Damaune Journey, VP of Security Solutions, SST, a global leader in gunfire detection and location technology, gives hospital executives a brief overview of tools that […] [MORE]

Nursing workforce safe practices: Are hospitals doing enough?

When it comes to quality care, nurses play a vital role. They spend the most time with patients and provide the majority of clinical care. But are hospitals doing enough to support their nurses? 

What’s stunting telehealth growth?

Telehealth is gaining more support from patients and politicians — but there are still significant hurdles to its effective use. 

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