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Who’s Holding You Back?
Maureen Larkin, Senior Editor-Quality
Everyone has one: The co-worker who is always complaining about their workload, their boss, and, well, everything. They're often just a bit too snappy with customers and will roll their eyes behind the boss' back when they're reprimanded. Everyone has one—even hospitals. [Read More]
May 15, 2008
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Were you talking to me?
Two British hospitals are using cardboard cutouts of nurses equipped with motion sensors and a recording that reminds those walking by to wash their hands. The cardboard figures have been placed in reception areas of the two hospitals and officials hope the reminders will help curb infection at the facilities. [Read More]

EMR progress falling short of 2014 goals
Although individual physicians have embraced electronic medical record systems, the nation is far from an interconnected, interoperable network, says AMNews. Costs, hassle, and a lack of congressional action are among the factors slowing health IT development. [Read More]

Five ways to engage physicians
A fellow from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement offers five steps hospital executives must take to get physicians engaged in their organization's quality improvement efforts. [Read More]
This Week's Headlines

Texans in dark about hospital infections
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - May 15, 2008

Hospital infection data may be made public in Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch - May 15, 2008

An uphill battle against hospital infections
Investors Business Daily - May 15, 2008

Study: Quality lags at safety-net hospitals
HealthDay/Washington Post - May 14, 2008

Web site to help Georgians make decisions about healthcare
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 9, 2008
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Prevention, Not Punishment, Key to Patient Safety
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