mednewsWe know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Below is a roundup of stories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a week. (Sign up on the right if you’d like these news alerts delivered to you.)

  1. Embed Patient Experience Advisors Hospital-Wide
    “Respect Me, Hear Me, Work With Me.” These seven words define the patient and family experience at Ontario’s Kingston General Hospital. Learn more about this hospital’s work to transform its culture of “doing to and for” to one of “doing with” patients.
  2. Dirty Scrubs and Other Disease-Spreading Attire
    What can hospitals do to prevent the spread of infectious bacteria via clinician attire? Access a paper just released by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America offering guidelines for precautions that medical professionals can take while we learn more about the actual level of risk posed to patient safety by clinicians’ clothes and accessories.
  3. Hospitals Fight Two-Midnight Rule
    Read about the allegations prompting the American Hospital Association to take steps toward legal action to bring down the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ two-midnight rule for hospital admissions.
  4. AMA Resources for Helping Physicians with ICD-10
    Scan an overview of the American Medical Association’s ICD-10 Action Plan, a free educational resource, offering 12 critical steps for a making a smooth transition to the complex coding system. Request this free tool and more via the links included in this article.