In a bid to prepare medical doctors and other personnel for working with the public as quickly as possible, it has been suggested that their medical training periods be reduced in order to facilitate this. However, a number of leading ……

Vice President Joe Biden recently attended a conference in Irvine, California, where he made an important statement regarding the fact that hospitals need to place more focus on reducing preventable errors and government should be creating more economic incentives that ……

One year ago, Professor Don Berwick produced a review of patient safety in England called “A Promise to Learn – A Commitment to Act.” The purpose of the review was to analyze the current level of patient safety and to ……

When many think of hospital wristbands, “patient safety” often isn’t the first phrase to come to mind. However, these small tags on the patient’s wrists play a heavy role in patient safety, and the amount of damage that can be ……

Although the US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a total of 58 newly granted patents to Apple for various technological items and ideas, a particular one that envisions a level of communication between devices like iPhones or iPads and ……

A recent announcement made by the government has revealed that there has been an “unprecedented decline” in the harm suffered by patients during hospital stays, with 50,000 fewer fatalities being experienced since 2010. This improvement in patient safety levels has ……

When it comes to the topic of patient safety in hospitals, most people tend to only associate this term with ensuring that the right medications and doses are dispensed to the right patients. However, various advances that are being made ……

When the concept of selfies was first introduced, nobody could have imagined that they would provide a way to improve patient safety in hospitals and emergency rooms across the country. However, this is precisely what has happened at Children’s Hospital ……

Although the use of barcoded wrist bands has been implemented in prisons and places of employment, it will be the first time ever that a UK-based hospital has decided to use them in conjunction with barcoded labels to help identify ……

From human errors to system failures, mistakes and oversights in healthcare are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. According to hospital safety advocate, the Leapfrog Group, 440,000 Americans die each year because of hospital errors that could ……

Modern times call for modern, innovative ways of keeping track of prisoners at any facility. With so many technologically advanced methods of tracking inmates, errors like accidental releases, medical mistakes, and misplaced individuals can be left in the past. The ……

Natural disasters are unavoidable. There is no way to control where a hurricane or earthquake will strike. What we can do is have a disaster management plan in place. What is Disaster Management? Disaster management is exactly what it sounds ……

As our prisons become more and more overpopulated and escape attempts increase, it has become evident that a more secure method is required in order to keep track of prisoners. This has prompted many correctional service facilities to consider the ……

Inmate wristbands are an easy, cost effective way of streamlining corrections emergency planning. Their cutting edge technology provides the quickest, most efficient way of identifying inmates for emergency transportation, capture, or removal. They also give officers immediate access to important ……

The recent government shutdown was really not good for anybody. Regardless of your opinion concerning the government’s role in healthcare, we now forced depend on the government for many vital functions.. Perhaps saddest of all are the ways in which ……

Owing to changing weather patterns, the occurrence of natural disasters is becoming more prevalent each year. After an earthquake or other natural disaster occurs, it is crucial to ensure that there is a quick and easy way to identify the ……

Imagine having your hospital discharge instructions issued to you by a pre-programmed avatar displayed on a bedside touch-screen computer. The introduction of this type of technology would not serve as a replacement for bedside nurses and doctors. Instead, it would ……

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia conducts studies and maintains statistics on many hospital-related issues. Research by the CDC indicates that Emergency Room (ER) wait times in the U.S. have increased by approximately 25% over ……

For the Obama Administration, healthcare reform has been at the forefront. A large part of that reform is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, (HITECH) which rewards physicians and facilities that utilize electronic health records systems ……

If one had to ask any healthcare facility what their primary concern is, the majority of them would state that it is the safety of patients while they are in their care. While many hospitals rely on some form of ……