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Quality Management
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:10:55 Z
Quality management in healthcare helps manage, minimize and mitigate risks. Risk management is an integral part of keeping patients safe and ensuring that the care they receive does not threaten their health or safety. In the health care world, prescription medication has the potential to be a risk management issue. Patient allergic reactions, adverse affects and even fatalities can be the result ...

New Healthcare Technology
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:08:50 Z
New medical treatments are being developed more and more based on genetic and other molecular tests. These advances in health care technology will provide more tests that reveal whether people are likely to respond well to specific drug treatments, meaning a more targeted, individualized approach for each patient. Roughly a dozen of these targeted treatments are currently being used in the medical...

Law with Limitation
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:07:19 Z
The Food and Drug Administration requires that pharmaceutical companies must list at least one purpose for which they have approved a prescription drug. It also prohibits advertising for off-label or unapproved purposes. Similarly, you can't mislead consumers about the product's effectiveness, and you'll have to provide information about common side effects. If your drug is a supplemen...

Compliance with the rules that govern us
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:46:46 Z
As the compliance officer for my organization, I need to be aware of the many rules and regulations/laws that govern our facility. There are many and it requires staying on top of them, however. I do find the CMS site to be incredibly useful when answering questions, particularly as we’ve worked through complying with the meaningful use requirements. I am the liaison between our hospital leg...

Laws and Regs
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:41:31 Z
I would submit that many instances of healthcare institutions running afoul of the law happen despite the violators taking actions they consider to be in the best interest of the patient.  That is why standardized processes, vetted with appropriate counsel and disseminated in a systematic manner to the entire workforce are paramount.  This applies to legal standards the same way it shoul...

Improving Nursing's Effectiveness
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:26:43 Z
Improving Nursing’s Effectiveness White and Griffith (2016) state six key points that key leaders should keep in mind as they strive for improved outcomes that are aligned with their cultural transformation: 1. Culture –mission critical 2. Staffing- need to ensure staffing is safe 3. Communication – improved order entry 4. Continued education – for not only nurses bu...