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. Drug Safety in the Digital Age
    With more and more Americans turning to the internet for help with their medical needs, healthcare professionals are concerned about the accuracy of the information the public is accessing, but at the same time they are hopeful that online resources could be leveraged to successfully disseminate needed information to patients. Learn what researchers have discovered specifically about the online availability and in-take of drug safety information.
  2. ‘I’m MacGyver,’ Says Nurse Honored at White House
    Read about the creative, on-the-job tools developed by the United States’ top “MakerNurse,” Roxana Reyna, BSN, RNC-NIC, WCC, honored recently at the White House for developing needed fixes to solve problems and improve patient care.
  3. Improving Perinatal Care: “Keeping Normal Normal” 
    IHI’s Perinatal Improvement Community is turning its focus to establishing a new “normal” for the care of mothers and babies during pregnancy and through the postpartum experience. Find out what steps they believe will help maximize the more natural components of perinatal care while minimizing unnecessary interventions