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. CMS To Do ICD-10 Testing After All
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed in a Medicare Learning Network news flash that now the agency does plan to conduct end-to-end testing for ICD-10. Learn more about the CMS plan for testing within a small sampling of organizations representing a cross-section of provider types.
  2. HAIs ‘Not Just a Nursing Problem’
    Nurses alone are not to be blamed when healthcare-associated infections occur, but they are the obvious choices when it comes to empowering leaders to propel the prevention movement within an organization according to a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
  3. Register Today for Free Diagnostic Error Webcasts
    The National Patient Safety Foundation is partnering with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Cautious Patient Foundation to produce a Diagnostic Error Webcast Series that will launch next month during Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014. Use the links provided to read details on each presentation and to register for participation.