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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Tackling Readmissions: An Introduction

This is the first in a series of posts about readmissions. High readmission rates not only affect a facility’s reputation but can also impact the bottom line. In 2015, 78% of acute care hospitals were assessed a penalty for poor…

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Decreasing Fall Risk in the Elderly

Falls pose a serious threat to those attempting to stay out of the hospital and maintain their independence, particularly the elderly. Falls can lead to additional cost of care, extended inpatient stays, increased risk of future falls, and even death….

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ADCs and Patient Safety

A pharmacy director’s responsibilities don’t stop with the accurate dispensing of critical medicines to support treatment plans. They play a key role in promoting patient safety by working to prevent medication errors. One of the ways they accomplish this is…

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Weekend Surgeries: 5 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes

A recent study published in the journal Annals of Surgery examined what hospitals can do to improve the outcomes of weekend surgeries. Statistically, patients who undergo weekend surgeries tend to experience longer hospital stays, higher readmissions and increased mortality rates….

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News Corner: The Importance of Nursing Informatics to Be Covered at HIMSS

Though HIMSS has traditionally catered to an IT/informaticist audience, technological innovations are shifting some of the focus to nurses. At HIMSS16, longtime CIO, Edward Marx, Vice President of the Advisory Board Company, will present why he believes nurses should be…

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News Corner: Top Patient Safety Concerns for 2016

In the last five years, much progress was made in addressing top patient safety concerns in hospitals. Hospital-acquired condition rates have dropped along with patient deaths. However, despite numerous activities and campaigns seeking to eliminate, or largely limit, medical errors…

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