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THU, APR 14, 2011

Patient Safety Receives High Marks in Hospital Survey

Hospital staff members believe their facilities make the grade when it comes to patient safety. In the recently released Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), most respondents (75 percent) gave their area an "Excellent" or "Very Good" rating. Background on Study Over 470,000 hospital employees from... Read More

FRI, APR 8, 2011

Strategic Anesthesia Partnerships: Quality, Cost, and Satisfaction

Healthcare reform brings a renewed focus on quality of care, cost containment and patient satisfaction. A free webinar presented by Somnia Anesthesia and medical device manufacturer, B. Braun, discusses how a strategic partnership between an anesthesia company and a related product supplier adds value to both organizations. The webinar, which will include statistical evidence... Read More

FRI, APR 1, 2011

Proposed Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Regulations Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued its long-anticipated proposed regulations for accountable care organizations. Focused on coordinating care for Medicare beneficiaries, the proposed rules aim to create an integrated healthcare delivery system that provides seamless care in a wide range of settings, and links payments to... Read More

TUE, MAR 29, 2011

Health Information Technology Study Reviews Effects on Outcomes

There is no shortage of articles regarding Health Information Technology (IT). A recent study published in the journal Health Affairs, reviewed articles on health IT and its effect on outcomes, including quality, efficiency and provider satisfaction. Health IT Incentives In 2009, Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health... Read More

FRI, MAR 18, 2011

Poster Presentation by Somnia Anesthesia & St. Mary’s Hospital

Somnia Anesthesia partnered with nurses and physicians at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, New York to study peri-operative care of surgical patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Capital District Nursing Research Alliance awarded the study team with a poster presentation on the topic at the Alliance's next conference. The presentation,... Read More