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Journal study evaluates success of automated machine learning system to prevent medication prescribing errors
December 27, 2019 12:00 ET | PWR/PTA/AAD/AOFAS/Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Dec. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prescription drug errors are a leading source of harm in health care, resulting in substantial morbidity, mortality and health care costs...
Airway Rapid Response Team Contributes to Successful Airway Management
November 21, 2017 13:26 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2017) - Failure to properly manage a patient's airway may result in death or brain injury. At the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, a new airway...
American Academy of Dermatology: What to Do If You Get Scabies
November 14, 2017 14:21 ET | American Academy of Dermatology
SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2017) - Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. People get scabies when the mite burrows into the top layer of their skin to live...
The Joint Commission Reports Increased Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Adoption and Reporting from U.S. Hospitals
November 07, 2017 12:00 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2017) - An increased number of U.S. hospitals are adopting and reporting electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) to drive quality improvement, The...
Health Care Provider Perspectives on Improving Care Transitions Between Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities
October 19, 2017 13:13 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 19, 2017) - After hospitalization for acute medical illness, one in four Medicare patients is discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). These care...
American Academy of Dermatology: How to Treat a First-Degree, Minor Burn
October 10, 2017 14:34 ET | American Academy of Dermatology
SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2017) - According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, first-degree burns are very common and frequently occur after one accidentally...
Cancer Care Patients and Families Prioritize High-Quality Relationships and Communication
September 21, 2017 14:33 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2017) - A new study in the October issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety suggests that cancer care patients and their...
American Academy of Dermatology: How to Remove a Tick and Prevent Future Bites
September 19, 2017 14:00 ET | American Academy of Dermatology
SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2017) - As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Of these...
What Does a 'High Performing' Health Care Delivery System Mean? New Study: There's No Consensus
August 24, 2017 13:01 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 24, 2017) - The concept of a "high-performing" health care delivery system has gained increasing interest from purchasers, payers and policymakers. However,...
American Academy of Dermatology: Is it Ringworm? Signs and Symptoms
August 08, 2017 14:00 ET | American Academy of Dermatology
SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2017) - What do athlete's foot, jock itch, and barber's itch all have in common? They are all cases of ringworm, say dermatologists from the American Academy...