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ECRI Institute Offers Culture of Safety Assessment for Health IT Development Companies

ECRI Institute and the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety—a multi-stakeholder collaborative convened and operated by ECRI Institute—announce the new INsight Culture of Safety Assessment for Health IT Companies. The partnership is encouraging health IT companies to utilize the survey to focus on a three-part safety vision: safe design and development, safe use, and safe implementation of health IT.

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Healthcare Staff Skip Handwashing 37% of Time, Study Finds

Despite policies in place to prevent infections, a study article published in the April 2016 edition of the American Journal of Infection Control reveals that staff at outpatient care facilities fail to follow recommendations for hand hygiene 37% of the time, and for safe injection practices 33% of the time.

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First Winners of Grant Program for Imaging Safety Announced

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation and Toshiba America Medical Systems have awarded Memorial Hospital of Converse County and Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center its inaugural Safety First grants to improve technologist safety during diagnostic imaging procedures. Launched earlier this year, the program awards two ASRT members up to $7,000 each for the implementation of a radiologic technology safety program or idea that creates a safer work environment.

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