Category Archives: Patient Safety

Linguamatics Text Mining Summit

Last month I attended the Linguamatics Text Mining Summit at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod. I took a useful workshop on text mining for healthcare and participated in a roundtable on mining full text. I also heard many … Continue reading

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5th World Congress of Clinical Safety

Last week I attended the International Association of Risk Management in Medicine’s 5th World Congress of Clinical Safety at Harvard Medical School. The Congress theme was Smart Hospitals and Healthcare: Health Care Management & Leadership, Risk, Quality, and Productivity. I … Continue reading

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Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety

In 2004 Dave Mayer, Tim McDonald, Rosemary Gibson, Anne Gunderson and a small number of other thought leaders in patient safety began discussions in the hope that they could redesign medical education in such a way that students, residents and faculty … Continue reading

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Keep your patients safer with AdverseEvents!

I now have access to AdverseEvents, the only standardized information source on post FDA approval drug safety. AdverseEvents features include RxScore®, the first actionable drug safety scorecard and RxSignal®, the only predictive notification of pending regulatory action. If you suspect a … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Camp

I attended my second Telluride East Patient Safety Student Summer Camp this past week, which was held at the scenic Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD. In addition to learning from the accomplished speakers’ presentations, I was asked to … Continue reading

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Informationists and Infobuttons – AMIA Workshop

The jointly-sponsored American Medical Informatics Association/Association of Academic Health Sciences Librarians/Medical Library Association workshop “Achieving Meaningful Use: Using Standards to Bring Medical Information to Practitioners and Patients” held on November 15th at the Washington Hilton was a great success.  Not … Continue reading

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“The Biggest Mistakes Doctors Make” WSJ 11/17/13

I highly recommend that you read this Wall Street Journal report on Health Care. Included are articles about preventable diagnostic errors, medical apps, robotic surgery pros/cons, hospital rooms of the future and care costs. The cover article about incorrect diagnoses … Continue reading

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