Category Archives: Patient Safety

“Just Like Me:” Patient-Centered Care in Johns Hopkins ICU

By Peter Pronovost, MD Originally posted June 2, 2014 Recently in one of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s intensive care units, a patient was dying from cancer and sepsis, and there was nothing that I, nurse Mandy Schwartz or anyone else … Continue reading

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New HAC Payment Penalty on the Horizon: Are Teaching Hospitals Prepared?

By Scott Wetzel One of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s main goals is to shift providers from a fee-for-service system to one that pays for performance. In October of 2014, the ACA’s third and final hospital pay-for-performance quality program will … Continue reading

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Involve Pre-Med Students in Quality and Safety

By Kevin Wang In 2009, leaders in the field of patient safety wrote about the need for physician leadership in quality and safety. They lamented a limited talent pool, insufficient training, and limited formal roles in medical schools as compared … Continue reading

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Addressing Medication Errors Through Education and Assessment

By Senthil Kumar Rajasekaran, David Nierenberg, Simon Maxwell, and Kelly Karpa Prescribing is a fundamental part of the work of new residents, who write and review many prescriptions each day. It is a complex task requiring knowledge of medicines and … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement Training Need Not Wait for Residency

By Scott Harris When you think of quality improvement in a medical education context, usually that means residency and other phases of graduate medical education (GME). Though there are programs rooted in medical school, usually they are introductory in nature, … Continue reading

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Remembering Those Lost to Medical Harm at #TPSER9

By Tracy Granzyk Originally posted on Educate the Young on August 5, 2013                     A Day 3 tradition during the Telluride Patient Safety Educational Roundtable & Student/Resident Summer Camps has been … Continue reading

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Want to Be a PCORI-Funded Researcher?

Originally posted May 20, 2013 Our second year of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research funding kicked off May 15 with the release of five updated PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). In this first of three rounds of funding we plan through these announcements, we aim to … Continue reading

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OPPE, FPPE, MOC, MOL …. Slurping the Alphabet Soup of Physician Assessment

Originally posted May 4, 2013 By Ulfat Shaikh, MD A couple of months ago I drove past fertile vineyards and took in the not-so-sweet scent of dairy farms, en route to a small community hospital in California’s Central Valley. I had … Continue reading

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