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CMS has awarded $347 million to the 16 organizations — including Premier Inc. — to support the next phase of a patient safety initiative.view more »
The study found that treatment with high-risk antibiotics made sepsis 80 percent more likely compared with patients who were not treated with antibiotics.view more »
Like earlier report, new AHRQ data show that hospitals continued to reduce HAC rates by 17 percent in 2014.view more »
Course will teach providers to use health literacy with diabetes patients, as well as glycemic target goals and patient-centered communication strategies.view more »
Interactive tool uses health literacy principles and multimodal, team-based approach to prevent opioid-related adverse drug eventsview more »
Truman Medical Centers improved medication safety by changing their stocking practices, implementing evidence-based order sets, and using a patient-centered education strategy.view more »
Recent studies, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, highlight how several hospitals successfully reduced patient harm in different areas of their organization.view more »