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The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality introduced a new toolkit designed to help long-term care facilities reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). The evidence-based[...]
The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety recently released a free resource designed to improve health IT safety. The Health IT Safe Practices: Toolkit for the Safe Use of Copy and Paste[...]
A new video released by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality features clinicians' explanations of how their institutions have utilized the agency's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program[...]
Next week, September 16 - 20, public and private sector organizations will join together to participate in the 8th Annual National Health IT Week to promote the advancement of health information[...]
With Patient Safety Awareness Week in full swing nationwide, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has introduced several new tools to help generate better outcomes for patients in hospital[...]
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