mednews-logo.250We 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.)

  1. 10 top patient safety issues for 2016
    Beginning with medication errors and ending with “going transparent with quality data,” the editorial team at Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality present the patient safety issues they see as warranting top priority in coming months.
  2. CMS outlines next steps for MU
    Access an update published by leaders at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services describing a revised purpose for the agency’s EHR incentive program focused on outcomes, innovation and interoperability.
  3. Olympus to Recall and Modify Hard-to-Clean Duodenoscope
    The United States Food and Drug Administration reports that the maker of the TJF-Q180V duodenoscope, tied to the spread of life-threatening bacterial infections, is recalling the devices in order to modify their design.

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