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Tips for Planning PACs

Tips for Planning PACs

A 2015 article published by Propublica gives an overview of a patient’s life that was lost due to several missteps in her care. One of the comments by Paul Levy to this story reads, “But those of us involved in quality and safety training for medical students and...
Patient Safety is not All About Filming, Wrong Site Surgery, etc.

Patient Safety is not All About Filming, Wrong Site Surgery, etc.

Patient safety at its core involves commitment from healthcare providers, entities etc., to practice safely and do no harm. A report released in 2016 by CRICO strategies states communication failures were a factor in 30 percent of malpractice cases. The report cites...
Weight-Loss Surgery Safety: Are We There Yet?

Weight-Loss Surgery Safety: Are We There Yet?

Patient safety and quality of care are significant concerns within the United States healthcare system. According to the CDC more than a third of the US adults suffer from obesity.  Additionally, obesity is a chronic disease in the U.S. and is considered the second...
Are You Being Filmed in Your Healthcare Provider’s Office?

Are You Being Filmed in Your Healthcare Provider’s Office?

Anyone born in the United States at a hospital has encountered the nation’s healthcare system from birth. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics data (HHS, 2015),...
Historical Perspective of Patient Safety

Historical Perspective of Patient Safety

Semmelweis The origins of patient safety advocacy dates back to the time of Ignaz Semmelweis a Hugarian physician. Actually, Semmelweis began his career as a lawyer and transformed to become a physician to do good to humanity. His advocacy skills were rooted in his...