Healthcare News & Insights

New initiative to reduce medication errors: How hospitals must respond

Medication errors are a significant problem for hospitals and other healthcare providers across the globe. They’re also costly – and have the potential to cause a great deal of harm to patients. To help reduce these adverse events, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new initiative to fight medication errors. 

The trouble with ‘baby-friendly’ policies at hospitals

More hospitals are aligning with recommendations from the World Health Organization and making their facilities “baby-friendly,” with guidelines specifically designed to promote breastfeeding for mothers and their newborns shortly after birth. However, there’s growing concern that the practice may not be as beneficial as once thought. 

Checklists improve outcomes for surgery

Hospitals that aren’t using surgical checklists could be putting patients in unnecessary danger. A new study shows just how effective checklists are at keeping patients safe from preventable harm – and even death – during many common procedures. 

Your doctors may have poor hand hygiene: How to fix it

Looking to reduce infections in your hospital? You may want to get on your doctors and remind them about hand hygiene.