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A Race to the South Pole

In late 1911, Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer, was determined to be the first explorer to reach the South Pole. However, he wasn’t the only one. Robert Scott, a British naval officer, was also preparing his team to reach the South Pole. While Scott’s team planned to gather scientific information along the way, the distinct

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Avoiding the “Bang “in Healthcare

The healthcare sector is complex by nature. Physicians aren’t necessarily employed by hospitals, so the level of internal communication needed to generate better data is often not there. Since medical errors still rank as the third leading cause of death, with roughly 10 percent of deaths in the United States due to preventable medical mistakes

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40 Years of Learning Culture

This December marks 40 years since the 1978 crash of United Airlines Flight 173[1]. The scheduled flight from JFK International Airport in New York City was bound for a final destination of Portland, OR. This tragic accident killed ten people while 175 survived. There were many stories about survivors, neighbors living near the crash site,

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Culture of Safety

There are no changes to standards or elements of performance; nor are there changes to TJC’s survey methods. Instead, it’s about improving the survey process. Why? One section from the announcement in TJC’s newsletter stands out: “The Joint Commission urges organizations to establish a safety culture that fosters trust in reporting unsafe conditions to ensure

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Taking on the Hospital C-Suite’s Biggest Woes

The recent HIMSS discussions about improving health outcomes through innovative platforms and tech-enabled workflows—and ACHE’s annual health executive survey detailing the top concerns of the hospital C-Suite—always provide a peek into the mindset of our clients and their peers.

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Three Healthcare Trends Shaping 2018

If the healthcare industry has one constant, it’s change. While new medical technologies and scientific advances will improve patient outcomes and quality of life, forecasters at Verge Health believe that innovation in behind-the-scenes activities (such as patient experience, technology, and risk management) will serve as some of the primary change-drivers of 2018.

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