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January 28, 2014

The role of technology in providing safer patient care

By: Deb Zimmermann, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer and vice president of patient care services, VCU Health System

Ten years ago, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) embarked on a safety journey with a vision of becoming America’s safest health system. The goal—zero events of preventable harm to patients, employees and visitors.... Read full story

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December 09, 2013

The impact of mobile technology on patient safety and better outcomes

By: Don Bisbee, senior vice president, Cerner

With the proliferation of mobile devices and mobile applications in the health care industry, one significant advantage to the explosion of mobile health is the ability to deliver care more efficiently and improve patient safety.... Read full story

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February 07, 2012

HIMSS12: Reducing never events through the use of health IT

By: Mitzi Cardenas, senior vice president, Truman Medical Centers

Truman Medical Centers operates one of Kansas City’s largest” quality safety net” hospitals, where we provide care for a high number of lower-income patients, as well as those without insurance. This care often goes uncompensated. In fact, we provided more than $108 million in uncompensated care over the course of the fiscal year in 2010. That’s a big number, and is one reason why we’re constantly looking for ways to improve the quality and efficiency of the care we provide to our patients.... Read full story

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