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The first-ever PHT Worker Safety Symposium, held in Charleston on May 12 & 13, was a great success, with more than 30 member representatives gathered at the Mills House for this program. The two-day, invitation-only event brought together key representatives from PHT members to discuss each...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 2291 Johns Hopkins study: Medical errors are third leading cause of death
A recent Johns Hopkins study published in BMJ calculates nearly 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. are due to medical errors, making medical errors the third-leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. The researchers say the CDC’s way of collecting national health statistics ...[MORE]
Article 2290 Register now for upcoming PHLIP member-only webinar
On August 3, 2016 from 10:00-11:15 a.m., PHTS will present a webinar exclusively for PHLIP liability program members, on Negligent Credentialing, Hiring, and Retention – Impacts and Mitigation Strategies. This webinar will provide participants an understanding of how negligent credentialing ...[MORE]
Article 2289 Preventing hospital readmissions
Between 17%-23% of Medicare patients released from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days, notes a recent article in FierceHealthcare, citing research by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The article offers the following tips on how to minimize these readmissions: Patient education ...[MORE]
Article 2288 Improving hand hygiene
Showing healthcare workers magnified images of bacteria found on hands, mouse pads, and work stations swayed them to do a better job of washing their hands. Compliance rates improved on average by nearly 24%, according to research reported by the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. The study ...[MORE]
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8/3/2016
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