Patient Safety

Cybersecurity is Patient Safety

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) provided comments on Senator Mark Warner’s (D-VA) policy options paper, titled “Cybersecurity is Patient Safety.”

AHRQ Swings and Misses on New Patient Safety Report

By David Burda – As I’ve said before, healthcare providers know how to make patient care as safe as possible. They just lack the total commitment and the right financial incentives to do so. With that bias in mind, another report destined for an email or file folder is out on how to make care safer.

New Patient Safety Action Plan

By Jeffrey Brady MD MPH & Tejal K. Gandhi MD MPH – For us, as co-chairs of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, the pandemic helped to bring into sharp focus the need to fix the persistent patient safety problems that we’ve all been battling for decades.

Apply TeamSTEPPS Approaches During COVID-19 Treatment to Keep Patients Safe

By Jeffrey Brady MD MPH – For doctors, nurses, and other frontline care providers, treating patients with COVID-19 presents extreme challenges. Clinicians are working extra shifts under high-risk conditions. Suddenly, dedicated teams on “the front lines of care” face even more difficulties as they strive to protect their patients from safety threats.