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Hospitals Have Bar Code Medication Administration But Don't Always Use It Right

A recent report from The Leapfrog Group and Castlight shows that only 1/3 of the hospitals fully-met Leapfrog's standards for bar code medication administration. Get a copy of the report here. Most surprising, and very dangerous from a patient safety perspective, was that 42% of the hospitals were failing to scan BOTH the patient and the medication 95% of the time! Memphis hospitals, on average, reflect this national experience, with 40% of our hospitals not meeting the 95%... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, June 6, 2018

To Err is Human Screening Spurs Community Dialogue on Patient Safety

On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Memphis healthcare community gathered for a screening of To Err is Human: A Patient Safety Documentary , followed by a panel discussion about shared solutions to reduce preventable medical mistakes among health care organizations throughout the Mid-South. Hosted by the Memphis Business Group on Health , Southern College of Optometry , and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative , the event featured a sneak preview screening of Mike... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Trump's "American Patients First" Blueprint To Reduce Drug Costs: The Employer Perspective

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.5px Helvetica; color: #0089ad} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.5px Helvetica; color: #2d2d2d} span.s1 {color: #00b3e1} On May 11, the Trump Administration released "American Patients First," the President's blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs for consumers. The document identifies four challenges: 1) high list of prices for prescription drugs, 2) lack of price negotiation tools in federal... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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