Tag Archives: Patient Safety

People Post: Staff Changes And Job Openings In Health Philanthropy

Read news about comings and goings at foundations around the country and check out the job openings in interesting locations.

April 18, 2017

21st Century Cures Act Lowers Confidence In FDA-Approved Drugs And Devices

While it is difficult to ignore the positive aspects of the 21st Century Cures Act, there is also legitimate cause for concern that the traditional regulatory standards we have come to rely on may be modified, with unknown long-term effects on the safety and efficacy of new drugs and devices.

February 14, 2017

Let’s Stop Making Excuses For Egregious Medical Errors

We know how to eliminate medical errors, says the leader of a foundation in Pennsylvania. We just haven't shown the courage and conviction to do it.

June 21, 2016

Tomorrow’s Health Affairs Global Health Forum: Reminder

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday June 14, for a Health Affairs global health forum covering patient safety, cancer care, universal health coverage, and innovation. Follow live tweets @Health_Affairs and join the conversation with #globalhealth.

June 13, 2016

Health Affairs Forum: Global Health

Join us Tuesday, June 14 for a global health forum covering patient safety, cancer care, universal health coverage, and innovation. Follow live tweets with #globalhealth.

June 1, 2016

People Post: Staff And Board Changes In Health Philanthropy; Honors

Read personnel news from funders across the United States.

March 8, 2016

Clinician-Led Stewardship To Curb Medical Excess

Both imaging and antimicrobials are heavily overused and often the response to uncertainty in clinical decisions. Clinician-led stewardship could limit overuse and improve care beyond antimicrobial use or imaging and should be considered for all areas of medicine.

November 30, 2015

Working Toward Happier Birthdays: An Effort In California To Lower C-Section Rates

As part of its emphasis on high-value care, California HealthCare Foundation has launched an initiative to lower that state's C-section rate for low-risk mothers to 23.9 percent of births in five years. Because of the health risks and costs of C-sections, their overuse is cause for serious concern.

November 2, 2015

The ‘Must Do’ List: Certain Patient Safety Rules Should Not Be Elective

The time has come to articulate criteria for “must do” safety practices: practices that have sufficiently compelling supportive evidence that clinicians should not have the right of individual veto.

August 20, 2015

In Pursuit Of Hospital Quality: Creating Effective Performance Measures And Transparency In Health Care

Reports by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other research surfaced a decade and a half ago indicating that patients could not always be confident in the quality or safety of hospital care, and that too frequently in America hospital care was wanting. Much progress has been made since these...

August 4, 2015