Archives for September, 2010

Patient Participation leads to Patient Safety

Patient participation can help to achieve better health care outcomes. It might help to change the culture of your health care organization from a delivery system shaped by health care professionals to one that is shared by all. I would bet that it will also help to improve patient safety. Think about it. Does your […]

Safe Harbor

In 2003, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions concluded that the confidential error reporting systems adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Aviation Administration have proven the importance of reporting and analyzing information insulated from the risk of incurring additional liability. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

Dennis Quaid’s Quest

“Dennis Quaid’s Quest” by: Meg Grant | from: AARP The Magazine | September/October 2010 issue The Quaid article describes in graphic detail the potential (horror) of a medical safety error. The Institute of Medicine Report in 1999 led the charge to better determine the possibility of a patient error and how to mitigate it. To […]

Are You Safe? Patient Safety Video

The issues of patient safety are very real in our medical care system. Patient Safety Organizations are in the business of collecting, aggregating and analyzing data that will be critical and necessary as we attempt to make improvements in the health care of our citizens. This video demonstrates the facts that make patient safety so […]

“Patient Safety beyond the Hospital” – NEJM Article

Patient Safety beyond the Hospital NEJM | September 8, 2010 | Topics: Health Care Delivery, Quality of Care Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., and Thomas H. Lee, M.D. Referenced above is another relevant article in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Gandhi and Dr. Lee draw attention to the many differences in today’s health care delivery.  […]

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