We know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Here are a few stories you 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.)
- Hospital Cuts Readmissions in Half with Help from College Students
Learn how a partnership between one Ohio hospital and a nearby liberal arts college has spawned a highly successful Community Care Network that has helped the hospital drastically cut readmissions as well as reduce ED visits by 26 percent.
- Hand hygiene video from Sharp HealthCare: ‘It’s OK to ask’
“A crew cannot fake, for you, their care; you feel it.” Watch a poignant video being used by a San Diego healthcare system to ease the tension when patients need to ask clinicians and other caregivers to wash their hands.
- Could cameras in operating rooms reduce preventable medical deaths?
Consider opinions from both sides of a controversial concept that would definitely offer more transparency for patients undergoing surgery. While patient advocacy groups are all for it, associations for medical professionals are remaining tight-lipped regarding the prospects of “black boxes” and mandated recording privileges in the OR.
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