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. Putting Quality on the Global Health Agenda
    This article’s authors discuss three overarching challenges associated with prioritizing both access to healthcare and quality of care on the world stage. Read what considerations they believe policymakers must focus on to facilitate access to care that is safe, effective and responsive to patients.
  2. California Releases Revised HICS Guidebook, New Tools
    The California Emergency Medical Services Authority’s newly released Hospital Incident Command System Guidebook has been adapted to meet the needs of all hospitals, regardless of their size, location, or patient care capabilities.
  3. When a Health Plan Knows How You Shop
    Consider the impact as healthcare organizations turn to more sophisticated analytics to construct unique predictive models aimed at improving outcomes and cutting costs.
  4. The Ethics of a Good Night’s Sleep
    This wake-up call regarding the realities of sleep deprivation has continued to resurface on the internet for the last month. Learn why research suggests that, in an industry in which ethical behavior is absolutely essential, working on less-than-adequate rest is not only illaudable but could actually be negligent.