The Joint Commission has named Kathryn D. Petrovic, MSN, RN-BC, the next director of the Department of Standards and Survey Methods. Mary Brockway, RN, MS, the current director, announced her retirement earlier this fall.
The Joint Commission has recognized five hospitals/healthcare systems as 2019 Pioneers in Quality Expert Contributors for their efforts to lead electronic clinical quality measure knowledge and utilization.
Disagreement often ensues when the subject of bed maintenance by biomeds arises, reveals biomedical expert Patrick Lynch. In May's The LynchPin column, Lynch lays out both arguments regarding HTM professionals handling bed maintenance and shares his personal opinions about the matter. Don't miss out.
As HTM professionals, it’s important to remember who you are caring for—and why you’re doing it, maintains technology manager and educator Jeff Ruiz in this Soapbox article. In it, he encourages readers to find their respective ‘why's’ and shares his personal story.
Sentinel Event Alert #60—Developing a reporting culture: Learning from close calls and hazardous conditions explores guidance for healthcare organizations and leaders in establishing a psychologically safe environment that eliminates fear of negative consequences for reporting mistakes, and actively encourages learning from “close calls” in patient care.
The new portal, launched by Genesis Healthcare, uses mobile technology and the company's SaaS software to help medical device manufacturers obtain real-time data on consignment inventory and other stock located at their client hospitals.