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 this week but may want 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. Looking to the Future of Patient Safety
    Upon the 10th anniversary of the initial publication of Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, founding editor and associate publisher, Susan Carr asked Patient Safety’s movers and shakers to weigh in regarding where they see the Patient Safety movement headed. Consider commentary by advocates including Ashish Jha, Jim Conway and Maureen Bisognano to construct your five-year forecast for hot topics like readmissions, hospital-associated infections, diagnostic errors, unprofessional behavior and patient engagement.
  2. Health Care for $4: Are You Ready for Walmart to be Your Doctor?
    In Ambitious Bid, Walmart Seeks Foothold in Primary Care Services
    Read one or both articles published last week by Forbes and The New York Times regarding Walmart’s plan to take retail healthcare one step further than their competitors already in the healing game.
  3. Survey: Work-Related Injuries and Their Potential Impact on Quality Patient Caare to be of Great Concern to Nursing Workforce
    According to a new survey, one in 10 nurses were injured on the job over the last year. However, that same survey points to a growing desire to improve design and provide needed support and equipment that could provide relief for nurses. Don’t miss the infographic with this piece depicting the challenges nurses face as well as possible solutions that could enhance their experience.
  4. CMS Discontinues Publication of 8 HACs
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services quietly stopped reporting data this month for eight hospital-acquired conditions formerly published on the agency’s Hospital Compare website, according to an article published by iHealthBeat.