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Patient Safety: A Shift in the Paradigm?

In this Soapbox article, seasoned biomed Philip Levine, CBET-E, discusses the evolving technological change in the HTM profession and how it impacts patient safety. Specifically, he focuses on “state-of-the-art” technologies—and how such innovations can affect attitudes about the culture of patient safety.

Are You Championing Patient Care?

Are your innovative efforts in quality and safety improving patients’ lives? If so, applications for the 2019 Eisenberg Awards are being accepted from August 19-October 1 and are available on The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum websites.

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ECRI Institute Reveals List of Top Patient Safety Concerns

ECRI Institute names diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in electronic health records among the most serious patient safety challenges facing healthcare leaders in 2019. Released in conjunction with National Patient Safety Awareness week, ECRI’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2019 raises the profile of safety issues that pose risks to patients and healthcare providers.

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lOT Medical Device Sector to Post Double-Digit Growth

The IoT medical devices market is projected to surge from its current $20.59 billion valuation to $63.43 billion by 2023, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 25.2%. Growth in the IoT medical devices market is mainly driven by factors such as new government initiatives for promoting digital health, the growing need for cost-containment in healthcare delivery, and the rising focus on active patient engagement and patient-centric care delivery.

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