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. What Healthcare Can Learn from Apple
    Inspired by comments made by Sir Liam Donaldson, England’s chief medical officer, this author prompts healthcare leaders to consider “what if” we changed our mindset from reducing medical error to eliminating it. Consider how, according to Donaldson, “geekery and fascination” could transform hospital culture.
  2. [VIDEO] New ADN Tip Clip Promotes ‘Defensive Driving for Patient Safety’
    In correlation with Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014, American Data Network released the third in its series of Healthcare Tip Clip videos developed to provide easily accessible information regarding industry innovations and implementation of best practices. Watch ADN’s latest release and start using these resources to train and re-educate your team.
  3. CDC Warns of Antibiotic Overuse in Hospitals
    Find out what 7 “critical components” the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is recommending hospitals adopt as part of a focused drug stewardship program aimed at significantly improving antibiotic practices.
  4. A Hospital Stay Provides New Insights Into the Patient Experience
    His own unexpected hospital admission confirmed, for Dr. Kevin Campbell, the immense impact that taking time to communicate has on patient experience. Read his insights and access two related articles published recently in the New York Times.