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Commonplace in other industries, but new for health care, is the latest installment of third-party remote video auditing (RVA) technology.
This Patient Safety Awareness Week, let's be more than aware -- let's be vocal about the change we'd like to see. Consumers entrust their lives to the health care industry. The stakes couldn't be higher for our families, and we are entitled to know how the system really works.
So how does the VA compare? We don't know. We don't have much data publicly available to begin with, and we have virtually nothing that compares VA hospitals with other American hospitals.
Carole Moss joins HuffPost Live to discuss the death of her son, who caught MRSA while staying in a hospital.
A. Assign additional employees to check the sales receipt after every purchase and check each customer's grocery cart before
According to a new study just out from the prestigious Journal of Patient Safety, four times as many people die from preventable medical errors than we thought, as many as 440,000 a year.
I wish I could say I learned the lesson about the necessity for patients to be assertive from my career as a hospital CEO, but I actually learned it from my wife Elizabeth the day she gave birth to our first daughter.
It's time we applied such common sense to healthcare spending, and a much-discussed new book does just that: Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company's Costs and Provide Employees Better Care, by Tom Emerick and Al Lewis.
We can only hope for bipartisan common sense to prevail when hospitals ask to suppress information from the public that they themselves use to improve their performance.
By and large, doctors and nurses are well-meaning, and most of the time, the system is working well and you will get good care. However, mistakes do happen. Follow the tips above to make sure that you are safe and well during every hospital stay.
Hospitals have recognized these medical errors as a significant problem, and they are taking steps -- such as hand hygiene compliance and surgical checklists -- to make care safer. But if you or your loved one needs medical care now, be on the lookout for these errors.
Can you imagine that most doctors learn little about the third leading cause of death in medical school?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services runs Hospital Compare, which reports data on some 4,000 Medicare-certified
It seemed simple enough at the time. In 2009, John Harrison, a 63-year-old oil industry sales manager in Mission, Texas, had
Even the worst guys in the worst bathroom -- just 65 percent of men at Turner Field washed their hands -- represented a stellar record of sterility compared to U.S. hospitals.
A Colorado hospital said it has suspended liver donations from people who are still alive following the death of a man who
The skipped heart tests mark the failing of our overburdened, financially-strapped health care system. I'm doubtful that this sort of failure is limited to one department at one Harlem hospital.
A hospital task force with the lofty designation: Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee takes up issues that seem almost intractable.