Patient Safety

New report for patient safety

New report for patient safety

ECRI Institute has created a list called the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations.

Long-term care providers can share resident info for safety reasons without breaching HIPAA


Healthcare providers do not violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy regulations if they share patient information in the interest of public safety, according to a letter sent last week by Leon Rodriguez, the director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

American-made portable chair does the heavy lifting

American-made portable chair does the heavy lifting

Detecto's Model 475 chair scale features sturdy steel construction and lift-away armrests for patient assurance and precision weighing. Developed to ensure patient safety and comfort as well as to reduce weighing time, the American-made scale is portable and offers easy side or front access. Measurements are available in pounds or pounds/kilos. Easy-to-read weigh beams are readable from both the front and back. The scale comes fully assembled and ready for use.

Nonprofit nursing home workers are more satisfied with care, safety levels, report finds

Nonprofit nursing home workers have higher levels of satisfaction with their facilities than their for-profit counterparts, according to a new report.

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