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Top 10 patient safety concerns released by ECRI Institute

Mar 14, 2017 | Cara Livernois  ECRI Institute has released its annual top patient safety concerns for 2017, which aims to identify potential threats to patient safety while addressing challenges and offering suggestions and resources to address them. ECRI complied the list as a checklist for healthcare organizations in the improvement to patient information security.… Continue reading Top 10 patient safety concerns released by ECRI Institute

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CareFusion recalls Alaris syringe pump due to an alarm error

CareFusion is recalling the Alaris Syringe Pump because of a faulty Air-In-Line sensor which may generate a false alarm and cause the syringe pump to stop supplying the infusion to the patient. The false alarm may be repeated and require the health care provider to clear the alarm to restart the infusion. An interruption of… Continue reading CareFusion recalls Alaris syringe pump due to an alarm error

Educational Opportunity · JC/DNV/CMS · URGENT

Mills, Grimes Explain How to Meet New TJC Maintenance Standards

Posted January 11, 2017 While meeting The Joint Commission’s (TJC) new standards on medical device maintenance may not be easy for some hospitals, it is doable. This was the main message delivered by George Mills, TJC’s director of engineering, and Stephen Grimes, managing partner and principal consultant for Strategic Healthcare Technology Associations, LLC, during a… Continue reading Mills, Grimes Explain How to Meet New TJC Maintenance Standards

Educational Opportunity · Security · URGENT

Free Webinar MONDAY from HIMSS – Cybersecurity

To view this email as a web page, click here Find solutions to cybersecurity challenges at HIMSS17. HIMSS17 and Cybersecurity: Insights Across the Three Pillars of Annual Conference TOMORROW | Monday, January 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm — 1:30 pm CT A Complimentary HIMSS Webinar The security of your patients’ data depends on sophisticated knowledge… Continue reading Free Webinar MONDAY from HIMSS – Cybersecurity

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Important Webinar TODAY about Joint Commission Changes Starting January 9

Major changes are in store for Joint Commission surveyed hospitals as of January 9.   While scheduled maintenance (PM) used to have a completion threshold of 90% for most items, that goes away and is reset to 100%.  This means that EVERY ITEM must be located and test every month in which it is due.… Continue reading Important Webinar TODAY about Joint Commission Changes Starting January 9

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Celebrating the inventor of email — and 5 tips for better email management

Written by Tamara Rosin (Twitter | Google+)  | March 07, 2016 The man credited with inventing email died Saturday morning. Ray Tomlinson was 74. Mr. Tomlinson died of a heart attack, Fortune reported. In addition to inventing the first generation of an email program for Internet predecessor ARPANET in 1971, Mr. Tomlinson also picked the… Continue reading Celebrating the inventor of email — and 5 tips for better email management