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CenTrak Releases New Temperature Tag for Healthcare

... provide temperature logs which eliminate human error and the cost of manual temperature documentation. ... provide temperature logs which eliminate human error and the cost of manual temperature documentation. ... RFID technologies to deliver certainty-based or error free data, a requirement for workflow and other ...

Vision impairment costs billions lost in productivity

... the productivity loss from uncorrected refractive error and is published in the June 2009 issue of the ... number of cases of uncorrected refractive error at 62 million and is responsible for almost half ... Researchers found that uncorrected refractive error has a potentially greater impact on the global ...

MedSolutions: Accurate Diagnosis Is Critical to Reducing Healthcare Costs

... Premerus, has proven to significantly improve the error rate of misdiagnosis. A 2002 study showed that ... who specialized in reading only mammograms had an error rate of just 3 percent. In March 2009, a ... . "This is despite the fact that diagnostic error results in $17-29 billion annually and causes ...

U.S. Health Care System Fails to Protect Patients From Deadly Medical Errors

... in Congress and the introduction of five medical error bills. But none of those bills were adopted and ... Finally, no reliable national medication error system that publicly discloses errors by facility ... Twenty four states do not have any medical error reporting requirements in place and most states ...

Coalition for Quality & Patient Safety of Chicagoland PSO Taps ECRI Institute PSO for Patient Safety Support

... to prevent harm where we can and to learn from error when it occurs. The CQPS PSO is an exciting new ... plus success in implementing the first statewide error reporting system for Pennsylvania," adds Solomon. ... Patient Safety Reporting System, a mandatory error and near-miss reporting program for Pennsylvania ...

Americans Say Maintain or Increase Funding for Global Health and Development, But Take Care of Problems at Home First in the Recession

... in the nation. The margin of sampling error for the overall survey is plus or minus 3 ... of respondents and have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. For results based on subgroups, the margin of sampling error may be higher. Portions of this survey (questions ...

Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts

... usual-care group. The problem of medication error starts when patients are asked what drug they are ... wallet," he advised. Since the initial study, error rates have continued to drop as people got used ... it looks like we are down to half an error per patient," he said. The Joint Commission on ...

AMN Healthcare Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results

... to reflect an immaterial correction of an error related to an issue regarding the ... to reflect an immaterial correction of an error related to an issue regarding the ... to reflect an immaterial correction of an error related to an issue regarding the ...

The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces Exclusive Partnership with Salus Global Corporation to Launch MORE(OB) to U.S. Market

... experts and facilitators." Medical error is a leading cause of death in the United States. ... the total national costs for preventable medical error are between $17 billion and $20 billion. ... of care, and decrease adverse events and clinical error in the obstetrical unit. "As a leader in ...

Health Provisions Among Public's Top Priorities For Economic Stimulus

... Communications Research. The margin of sampling error for results based on the full sample is plus or ... subsets of respondents the margin of sampling error is somewhat higher. Note that sampling error is only one of many potential sources ...

Quantros and ISMP to Partner on PSO Initiatives

... Platform, will receive access to medication error guidance, service offerings, content, and ongoing research for medication error safety improvement. "ISMP has long been ... joint resources in the area of medication error prevention and safe practices." One ...

Quantros and ISMP Announce Collaboration Agreement to Further Medication Safety

... to advance the science in medication error prevention. ISMP will work with Quantros to ... "Both companies have a wealth of medication error and ADR knowledge that can be used to help ... efforts to significantly reduce medication error occurrence and promote safe medication practices. ...

USP transitions medication error reporting programs

... medications. USP's leadership in medication error reporting and prevention has been an important ... pilot programs in the arena of medication error data collection, analysis and reporting," stated ... ). USP began collecting medication error data through its own programs in 1991, but has ...

Hospitals Now Able to Analyze Medical Mistakes without Fear of Lawsuits

... over preventable harm to patients due to medical error has inspired a government agency to emulate a ... Healthcare facilities using the program have seen error rates reduced ten-fold, observed mortality rates ... programs are highly effective in reducing human error and currently involve the training of more than ...

Study: Patient Harm More Common with Patient-Controlled Pain Medication

... clinical interventions in response to the error -- than other types of medication errors. Most ... clinical interventions in response to the error -- than other types of medication errors. ... to be pain free. Such complexity makes PCA an error prone process. Health care organizations should ...

Results From Pre-Election Surveys Published in NEJM Show Deep Concerns About State of Health Care With McCain and Obama Supporters Differing Sharply on Directions for New Administration

... September 10-21, 2008. The margin of sampling error for all registered voters is plus or minus three ... subsets of respondents the margin of sampling error is somewhat higher. Note that sampling error is only one of many potential sources of error in ...

AMN Healthcare Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results and Updates Full Year Guidance

... to reflect an immaterial correction of an error related to an issue regarding the deductibility ... to reflect an immaterial correction of an error related to an issue regarding the deductibility ... to reflect an immaterial correction of an error related to an issue regarding the deductibility ...

Power Mobility Coalition Voices Concern Over Government Reports Outlining Lack of Oversight in the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Benefit

... of Claims for the Fiscal Year 2006 Comprehensive error Rate Testing Program (A-OI-07-00508), compared an ... which resulted in vastly different error rates. The CMS contractor assessed a 7.5% error rate while an OIG contractor assessed a 28.9% ...

USP announces new tool to help prevent medication mix-ups due to look alike/sound alike drug names

... that look alike and/or sound alike. This "Drug error Finder" is a searchable database of almost 1,500 ... . The Drug error Finder is derived from a list of 1,470 unique ... in January 2008, which examined more than 26,000 error records related to similar drug names submitted ...

Fatalities From Medication Errors at Home Up Dramatically - DecisionHealth Offers Solutions

... [Medication Management error Elimination Summit], November 19-21, 2008, the ... safety officials, the Medication Management error Elimination Summit comprehensively covers all ... who attend the Medication Management error Elimination Summit will learn: What's ...

Flaws in the barcoded technology used to reduce medication administration errors identified

... medication administration (BCMA) systems report error rates that are a small fraction of this study's ... are subject to one medication administration error a day, according to the Institute of Medicine, ... optimize their roles in preventing medication error and enhancing patient safety." As noted, HUP ...

Economy and Money Top Causes of Stress for Americans

... are subject to multiple sources of error that are most often not possible to quantify or ... error, error associated with non-response, error associated with question wording and response ... panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. These statements conform to ...

Americans believe wounded Iraq war veterans are not receiving high quality medical care in US

... and polls are subject to multiple sources of error including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response ...

Will you be misdiagnosed? -- how diagnostic errors happen

... and demonstrates a nontrivial rate of diagnostic error that ranges from The sensitive issue of diagnostic error is rarely discussed and has been understudied. ... and decision making as they relate to diagnostic error and overconfidence and developed a framework for ...

Brain Patterns Predict Mistakes

... shows changes in two regions right before an error is made WEDNESDAY, April 23 ... The finding counters the popular view that human error is simply a function of instantaneous brain ... have this pattern, the likelihood of making an error is 50 percent greater than otherwise." Eichele ...

Prescription For Disaster: One-Third of Consumers Experience Prescription Errors, New Survey Finds

... technology significantly reduces pharmacy error risk - Half of consumers choose their pharmacies ... now report experiencing a prescription error or knowing someone who has, according to the ... that is key to solving the emerging prescription error crisis." Consumers decisively ranked ...

Echo Therapeutics Announces Positive Results from Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Study at Tufts Medical Center

... evaluate the performance of Symphony were Clarke error Grid analysis and Mean Absolute Relative Difference (MARD). The Clarke error Grid analysis was designed to evaluate the ... of continuous glucose monitors. The Clarke error Grid is a plot of all data pairs categorized into ...

Therap Services Announces Release 7.2 for the Developmental Disability Community

... A new date field has been added in the Medication error section to accommodate cases where the initial error and error discovery are on different days. Staff ...

Poll finds Americans split by political party over views on socialized medicine

... and polls are subject to multiple sources of error including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response ...

New Survey Suggests Confusion, Lack of Awareness About Heart Failure Could Be Preventing Critical Early Detection and Treatment

... are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or ... error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response ... panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. 1. Source: American Heart ...

Study Finds Doctors Not Reporting Medical Mistakes

... the doctors said they would disclose any medical error that caused minor medical harm, and 92 percent said they would report an error that caused major damage, such as death or ... while only 4 percent said they had made a major error and reported it. Even more troubling, 17 ...

Physicians Want to Learn From Medical Mistakes But Say Current Error-Reporting Systems are Inadequate

... reported that they had been involved in an error -- 56 percent reported a prior involvement with a serious error, 74 percent with a minor error and 66 percent with a near miss. More than half ... reporting mechanism, most commonly reporting an error to risk management (68 percent) or completing an ...

Pilot error declines as factor in airline mishaps

... The number of airline mishaps attributed to pilot error significantly declined between 1983 and 2002, ... time, the proportion of mishaps involving pilot error decreased 40 percent. The rate of mishaps related ... error-related mishaps is very impressive. Pilot error has long been considered the most prominent ...

National Nature Made(R) Survey Finds U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Heart Disease but May not be Managing Their Risk

... are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or ... error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response ... panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. (1) 2006 American Heart ...

New Poll Finds Nearly Seven in 10 New Jersey Voters Support Smoke-Free Casinos

... sampling drawn from that population. The sampling error for the registered voter sample is + 3.7 percent, ... interviewed, rather than just a sample. Sampling error increases as the sample size decreases, ... by race or age are subject to more error than are statements based on the total sample. ...

Doctor-Patient Bond Frays After Medical Mistake

... Admitting error is often physicians' best strategy, experts say ... they can and cannot say" to patients after an error comes to light, Delbanco said. That includes the ... a certain degree, make a doctor's apology for an error inadmissible in a court of law. That should ...

New Research From America On the Move Foundation Indicates American Weight Loss Efforts Stalling

... are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or ... error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response ... panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. About America On the Move ...

NMHC Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results

... expenses (the "Claims Payable Error"); -- An error relating to the accounting treatment for various ... PBM segment (exclusive of the $1.5 million Rebate error as defined and discussed above) due to the ... the $1.5 million relating to the Claims Payable error as defined and discussed above offsets the $1.5 ...

Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

... has been conserved over time." Retrogenes occur when a transcription error in the creation of DNA code causes a functional, but imperfect duplicate ... into the code. A type of virus, called a retrovirus, often causes the error to occur. The team theorizes that this one-time mutation may have occurred ...

Majority of Public Maintains Support for Addressing Health Care Reform Now

... were carried out in English and Spanish. The margin of sampling error for the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For results based on subgroups, the margin of sampling error is higher. The full question wording, results, charts and a ...
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