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The Anatomy of Poor Patient Outcomes: It starts with us…and ends with us

I have the privilege of presenting a blog that was recently published by a dedicated nurse who may be stripped of her license because she was doing what she was trained to do:provide safe and quality care for her patients. In order to provide the best care, systems must change and adapt and sometimes this […]

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The explosion of social media in healthcare

Source: Healthcare and Social Media Aria Cahill and her team of editors at Master of Health Administration has put together this wonderful infographic showing how social media is helping patients get the information they need to get safe quality healthcare. Here is what patients are doing on the web to get that information: Here’s a […]

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“What They Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Them”

In a nationwide survey of roughly 1,800 physicians, 17% had some level of disagreement with the notion that they should “never tell a patient something that is not true.” Not only that, but 11% of those surveyed acknowledged that they had told a patient “something that was not true” in the past year. Huh? What happened to […]

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Drug Safety Alert!

Over 770,000 people are injured or die each year in hospitals from adverse drug events (ADEs) which may cost up to $5.6 million each year per hospital, depending on hospital size. This estimate does not include ADEs causing admissions, malpractice and litigation costs, or the costs of injuries to patients. National hospital expenses to treat […]

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