SwipeSense is a startup that has an interesting and slightly more modern approach to improving hand hygiene.
Tag: patient safety
University of Arizona researchers compare virtual supervision of intubations using FaceTime to in person supervision.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently opened a new app challenge focused on patients safety appropriately called the Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge. The challenge stems from a 2011 Institute of Medicine Report, The Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, which among other things, recommended voluntary adverse event reporting using a format developed by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The UK’s National Health Service releases an iPhone app giving residents access to a symptom checker with follow-up recommendations, location services, and more.
UCSF has announced the most comprehensive robotic pharmacy, and it could change the way hospitals administer medications in the future.