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TimLockney

VHIG Digest: Vol. 3, No. 6

This Week’s Top 3 Stories in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare By Tim Lockney, School of Medicine, Class of 2013 1. “Global Trigger Tool” Shows Adverse Events May Be 10 Times Greater Than Previously Measured An article published in Health Affairs journal April 2011 used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Global Trigger Tool to…

Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 3


scotthagan

VHIG Digest: Vol. 3, No. 5

This Week’s Top 3 Stories in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare By Scott Hagan, School of Medicine, Class of 2013 1. Privacy Curtains in Hospital Patient Rooms Carry Dangerous Bacteria In a study with preliminary results presented at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Dr. Michael Ohl and colleagues from the University of Iowa found…

Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Volume 3


VHIG Digest: Vol. 3, No. 3

This Week’s Top 3 Stories in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare By Kate Gurba, School of Medicine, Class of 2014 1. Aggressive medical therapy is superior to stenting for treatment of intracranial arterial stenosis – 9/7/11 Fifty institutions participated in a randomized clinical trial to determine optimal treatment for preventing additional strokes in…

Posted by on September 12, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Volume 3


natalie

VHIG Digest: Vol. 3, No. 2

This Week’s Top 3 Stories in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare By Natalie Ausborn, School of Medicine, Class of 2013 1. Handwashing signs emphasizing patient versus provider safety improves compliance – 8/29/11 A two-week study by Adam Grant, a psychological scientist at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and David Hofmann, University of…

Posted by on September 5, 2011 in Digest


Sandberg

Speaker of The Week for August 31, 2011: Dr. Warren Sandeberg

As graduate school has returned to session, we are once again offering the Vanderbilt Healthcare Improvement Group (VHIG) Digest. As you will notice, our Digest has undergone a transformation this year. Given the abundance of healthcare news related to quality improvement and patient safety, our organization felt it appropriate to increase the frequency of our…

Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Blog, Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized


scotthagan

VHIG Digest: Vol. 3, No. 1

This Week’s Top 3 Stories in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare By Scott Hagan, School of Medicine, Class of 2013 1. Michigan Keystone ICU Patient Safety Program Reduces Infections, Saves Money With one in 20 hospitalized patients acquiring a healthcare-associated infection (HAIs) in the United States, HAIs are a leading cause of mortality, and the cost of treating HAIs has been estimated by the HHS to be up to $33 billion annually. In…

Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Digest


richardclews

VHIG Digest: Volume 2, No. 8

By Richard J. Clews, 2012, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing In the News… 1. XX-ray: when enough is enough – April 12, 2011 State investigators in New York have found that some X-rays performed at SUNY are still over radiating premature babies after initial reports from the hospital indicated that they had corrected the indiscretion of performing…

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Volume 2


VHIG Digest: Volume 2, No. 7

By Kate Gurba, MSTP ’13  In the News… 1. Study finds drop in deadly V.A. hospital infections- 4/13/11 Two articles in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the clinical and financial efficacy of efforts to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Over a span of 32 months, Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide reduced methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by…

Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Volume 2


VHIG Digest: Volume 2, No. 6

By Mike Miles, OGSM (MBA 2012) In the News…  1. Rules Aim to Reshape Medical Practices – WSJ 4/1/2011 The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week released a 429-page document covering the rules for accountable care organizations, how they will share risk with CMS, and how they must report quality of care….

Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2


natalie

VHIG Digest: Volume 2, No. 5

by Natalie Ausborn, VMS II In the News 1. ICU Central-line Infections Drop Dramatically Nationwide – 3/14/11 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report indicating that U.S. intensive care units reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections by approximately 60% over the past ten years, with an estimate of 27,000 lives saved and $1.8 billion…

Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2