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AHRQ, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago, created the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month Monday, September 11, 2017 Default-avatar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched Get Ahead of Sepsis, an educational initiative emphasizing the importance of early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis, as well as the importance of preventing infections that could lead to sepsis.

Minneapolis – July 12, 2017 – Constellation, Inc., today announced the sale of its Health Information Technology (IT) business unit to Med Tech Solutions, (MTS), an information technology and cloud computing company serving U.S. health care companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The CDC recently released the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017  and estimates that approximately half of SSIs are deemed preventable using evidence-based strategies.

UMIA physicians may earn a 5% risk management premium discount by attending a 2.5 hour session.

Join the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety and ECRI Institute PSO on Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:30-1:30 p.m. CT, as they review the Health IT Safe Practice Toolkit on the Safe Use of Health IT for Patient Identification.

AHRQ has released a new evidence-based toolkit that can help senior living communities reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and other health care-associated infections (HAIs).

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative convened and operated by ECRI Institute, has released a new toolkit – Health IT Safe Practices: Toolkit for the Safe Use of Health IT for Patient Identification.

Take the pledge for patient safety and play an active role in the United for Patient Safety campaign in support of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18.

Recently, The Joint Commission (TJC) in collaboration with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that secure text messaging for patient orders is NOT acceptable.

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