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- Error Reporting and Analysis 5
- Human Factors Engineering 13
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- Logistical Approaches 4
- Quality Improvement Strategies 2
- Specialization of Care 1
- Clinical Information Systems 5
- Device-related Complications 7
- Diagnostic Errors 1
- Identification Errors 1
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Safety 5
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 1
- Psychological and Social Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 1
- Health Care Executives and Administrators 13
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Search results for "Engineers"
- Newspaper/Magazine Article
Blum A. Business Week. August 15, 2006.
This article discusses how hospital design, including standardized operating rooms, better ventilation systems, and green design can improve patient safety and decrease costs.
King K. Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. April 15, 2005: In Depth: Structures section.
The vice president of facilities at El Camino Hospital discusses the opportunity for building a facility that will improve patient care and employee productivity.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 15, 2010;15:1-2.
This piece describes reports of tubing misconnections and discusses upcoming standards for connectors that will prevent such errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 8, 2010;15:1-3.
Instructions included? Why materials managers need to make safety training part of medical device procurement process.
Keller JP Jr. Mater Manag Health Care. April 2010;19:26-29.
This article examines the potential for equipment failures stemming from insufficient training and recommends steps to improve new device implementation.
Health IT Law & Industry Report; February 26, 2010.
This news article covers federal testimony in support of health information technology (HIT) system regulation by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The piece describes safety concerns that could result from HIT and discusses potential regulatory approaches to improvement, such as third-party reporting, confidentiality, and limited liability.
This article reports on two projects developed at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology that demonstrate functional device interoperability in hospital operating rooms.
Patton S. CIO Magazine. December 7, 2006.
The author describes some common mistakes involving the design and launch of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) initiatives and provides suggestions to support successful CPOE implementation efforts.
Santell JP. Mater Manage Health Care. December 19, 2006;15:26-28, 30.
The author discusses the role that human error plays in the failure of technological solutions employed to minimize medical mistakes.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 16, 2006;11:1, 3.
This article discusses the high percentage of reported errors that are related to product or device problems and advocates that the pharmaceutical industry and medical device companies should also be accountable for safety.
Naik G. The Wall Street Journal. May 8, 2006:A1.
This article reports on innovations implemented at a Wisconsin hospital to improve patient safety and how other institutions are redesigning their hospitals with safety in mind.
Gehlot V, Sloane EB. Computer. April 2006;39:54-60.
The authors discuss clinical alarm systems from a technical perspective and propose a toolkit to help make complex clinical IT systems more technically reliable.
Landro L. The Wall Street Journal. March 22, 2006:A1.
This article reports on design guidelines that will require newly constructed hospitals to have only private rooms. Single-patient rooms may help reduce infection rates, improve recovery time, and enhance patient safety.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 12, 2006;11:1-2.
This article describes problems involving the keys on infusion pumps and includes recommendations to help prevent errors when programming infusion pumps.
Trewyn P, Sneider J. The Business Journal of Milwaukee. September 16, 2005.
This article reports on three Wisconsin hospitals designed to create a healthy and safe environment that may be more conducive for healing.
Kerber R. The Boston Globe. June 23, 2005;Business section:E1.
This article reports on problems with medical devices and discusses whether manufacturers should directly notify patients regarding defects.
Borzo J. Wall Street Journal. May 23, 2005:R10.
This article discusses decision support system implementation and use, and its role in preventing physician misdiagnosis.
Wojcieszak D. Patient Safety Qual Healthc. May/June 2005;2:6, 8-9.
The author, who lost his brother to medical error, reflects on his family's frustrating experience with the hospital and legal system. He proposes that the medical profession can learn valuable lessons from the engineering safety culture.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 16, 2004;9:1-2.