mednews-logo.300We know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Here’s 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. Hospital Encourages Mom to Tell Story of Near Fatal Dosing Error
    The story of Elliot Jones, born six weeks premature and who coded after accidentally receiving a dose of morphine instead of heparin, is one of transparency, reconciliation and creative problem solving. His story shows what honest disclosure means for a patient, family and hospital.  Sorry Works! Blog
  2. Why can’t staff just be more careful?
    Access an alert sent out following a tragic mix-up of antiseptic solutions illustrating why imploring staff to “be more careful” simply does not work where patient safety is concerned. Weigh the benefits of a human factors approach versus adhering to the Bad Apple Theory. patientsafe 
  3. Make Hospitals Come Clean About Errors
    Learn why organizations, including the University of Michigan Health System, say that patients and families are less likely to sue when given the truth about medical errors.  Bloomberg View
  4. Why Nursing Care Should Be a Focus of the Patient Safety Movement
    Join the conversation about the impact that nurses can have on patient safety year round starting every July 1 when new residents flood healthcare facilities nationwide. Touch Surgery
  5. How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care
    According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than 15 million Americans received some kind of medical care remotely last year, and that number doesn’t appear to be going anywhere but up. The Wall Street Journal
  6. What Clinical Decision Support Can Offer
    Consider the patient cases that Nancy Zimmerman, RN, BSN, chief nursing  officer for medCPU, offers to illustrate the various ways that advanced clinical decision support systems can be used to extract and interpret significant data from patient records.  Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare