The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. have published a new book titled “Health Care Worker Safety Checklists: Protecting Those Who Serve.” The book includes a collection of 62 checklists designed to keep healthcare workers safe.
A new ECRI Institute study, Safe Practices for Drug Allergies: Using Clinical Decision Support and Health IT, has identified safe technology practices to help reduce patient harm due to drug allergy interactions.
AAMI staffers scrambled at the last minute to provide enough room for attendees at George Mills' annual address to AAMI conference attendees. On his docket this year: infection prevention, endoscope reprocessing, and, of course, the ins and outs of the alternative equipment maintenance program.
Indianapolis-based TriMedx has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aramark’s Healthcare Technologies (HCT) business, which is a provider of healthcare technology services, ranging from repair and maintenance to outsourcing of clinical engineering services, to more than 500 healthcare providers nationwide.
ECRI Institute has received a $2.4 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to provide the healthcare community with free access to clinical practice guidelines. With this grant, the ECRI Guidelines Trust, a repository of evidence-based guideline briefs and scorecards, is available to the public at no cost.
The Joint Commission has named Robert Campbell, PharmD, and Linda Seager, RN, MSN, as co-directors of its Standards Interpretation Group, which provides interpretation and application of accreditation and certification standards for Joint Commission staff and health care organizations.