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  • Electronic Decision Aid Structure Affects Prescription Behavior

    Design changes to electronic decision aid order sets can alter the way physicians prescribe, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal for Quality and Safety. 
  • In the News: Becker’s ASC Review Topics to Be Present at June Conference

    Two articles recently posted on Becker’s ASC Review are particularly relevant to Becker’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine: Cataract Surgery Generates $123.4B Savings Over 13 Years 6 Statistics on GI/Endoscopy Revenue Per Case in Surgery Centers by Number of Ors You can learn more on these topics at Becker’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine. Register here! 
  • Patient Safety Tool: Crash Cart Preparedness Checklist

    Use the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's complimentary checklist to make sure crash carts are standardized and fully stocked in the event of an emergency. 
  • In the News: Becker’s Hospital Review Topics to Be Present at May Conference

    Two articles recently posted on Becker’s Hospital Review are particularly relevant to Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting: 25 of the Top-Grossing Children’s Hospitals Moody’s: Nonprofit Hospitals Still Face Gloomy Outlook in 2014 You can learn more on these topics at Becker's 5th Annual Hospital Review Meeting on May 15-17, 2014. Register here! 
  • Learning from Cases Hindered by Lack of Time, Study Finds

    Better information management systems are necessary for physicians, for whom the major deterrent from point-of-care learning is a perception of inadequate time, according to an article in JAMA Internal Medicine. 
  • New Speak Up Video 10th in The Joint Commission Series

    The Joint Commission has released a 10th video in its Speak Up series, entitled "Ask Your Advocate to Speak Up," to show the importance of healthcare advocates in patient care. 
  • AHRQ Releases Report on Technology and Ambulatory Quality

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released "Findings and Lessons From the AHRQ Ambulatory Safety and Quality Program," which has found correctly implemented technology systems have the potential to support quality in ambulatory care. 
  • Patient Safety Tool: Technology Hazard Awareness Posters

    The ECRI Institute is offering complimentary tools to improve patient safety and risk-management. 
  • Becker's ASC + Spine Conference: Session Spotlights

    Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine is around the corner!  Sign up now to attend these cannot-miss sessions: How Spine Surgeons Can Approach a Healthcare Saturated Market Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 12:30pm Presenter: Rafe Sales, MD, Founder, Summit Spine Developing the Right Clinical Environment for Complex Spine Cases in an ASC Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 12:30pm Presenter: Joyce Deno Thomas, Senior Vice President, Operations, Regent Surgical Health REGISTER NOW! 
  • Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting: Session Spotlights

    Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting is around the corner!  Sign up now to attend these cannot-miss sessions: Quality and Safety Under the ACA Thursday, May 15 @ 12:30pm Panelists: Marion Martin, RN, MSN, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Quality Innovation and Patient Safety, Dr. Leon J. Owens, FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc., Paul R. Summerside, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, BayCare Clinic, LLP, Laura Kaiser, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Intermountain Healthcare Moderator: Scott Christiansen, President, CCO Healthcare Partners Using HIT to Improve Clinical Integration and Implementing Reporting Structures Thursday, May 15 @ 12:30pm Presenter: Michael G. Hunt, MD, FACOP, FAAP, MMI, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Medical Informatics Officer, St. Vincent's Health Partners, Inc. REGISTER NOW! 
  • 10 Most Read Articles on Quality, Nov. 18-22, 2013

    Curious about the most-read Becker's Healthcare articles on quality last week? 
  • Americans OK Quality of Care, Take Issue With Healthcare System

    Americans are generally positive about the quality of care they receive, though they feel more negatively about the quality of care in the country as a whole, according to a Gallup poll. 
  • A World Without Antibiotics

    The world is on a dangerous road back to the pre-antibiotic era, in which a seemingly simple bacterial infection may be an irreversible death sentence, according to a report published in Medium. 
  • 10 Most Read Patient Safety Tools Nov. 18-22, 2013

    The following are the 10 most-read patient safety tools from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2013, beginning with the most-read.  
  • 100% of AmSurg Centers to Receive CMS Quality Reporting Payments in 2014

    AmSurg recently reported that all of their centers were compliant with the new ambulatory surgery center quality reporting requirements. 
  • Cut SSI in Half: 6 Tips for Orthopedic Surgeons

    Howard A. King, MD, and Kevin G. Shea, MD, gave tips on how they cut infection rates in AAOS Now. 
  • Study: Home Medication Delivery Ups Adherence

    Patients who receive 90-day supplies of medication through home delivery have higher medication adherence than those who receive a 30-day supply of medication through a retail pharmacy, according to an article published in the American Journal of Managed Care. 
  • Unstructured Medication Orders Common, Study Finds

    Free-text entry for medication orders continues to be frequent, occurring approximately 9 percent of the time, according to one study published in the proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Medical Informatics Association. 
  • Clinical Decision Aid Improves Antibiotic Use, Study Finds

    Implementing an electronic medical record-based clinical decision support tool has the potential to improve antimicrobial stewardship through de-escalation, according to research published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 
  • Clinician-Staff Relationships Shape Patient Opinions on Quality

    Workplace relationships in clinical settings have an effect on the quality of patient care and patient satisfaction, according to a study published in The Annals of Family Medicine. 

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