Quality & Patient Safety

Oct 12, 2018
Hospitals and health systems have made substantial advances in improving care quality over the past decade and patients have reported more favorable experiences with their hospitals.
Apr 1, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration announced it is requesting manufacturers immediately withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs (commonly known by the brand name Zantac) from the market.
Mar 12, 2020
A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality consolidates the latest evidence on 47 patient safety practices to help hospitals, primary care practices, long-term care facilities and other providers target and focus their patient safety efforts.
Mar 12, 2020
The United States Pharmacopeia Appeals Panel remanded the revised USP General Chapter standards for nonsterile compounding and for sterile compounding to an expert committee “for further engagement on the issues raised concerning the beyond-use date provisions.”
Mar 6, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration reported 55 injuries and one death involving an infusion pump and vital signs monitoring system.
Mar 5, 2020
Reps. Scott Peters, D-Calif., Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Brett Guthrie, R-KY, Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., Richard Hudson, R-N.C., Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Gus Bilirakis, D-Fla., introduced the Preventing Drug Shortages Act (H.R. 6080). 
Mar 4, 2020
Between April 7 and June 15, the Hospital Quality Reporting program will transition to a new QualityNet ID management security system called Health Care Quality Information Systems Access Roles and Profile (HARP), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
Feb 7, 2020
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in June 2019 released several new and revised pharmacy compounding standards. Specifically, USP published the final revised version of general chapter (Pharmaceutical Compounding of Sterile Preparations) to accompany the previous released general chapter (…
Feb 6, 2020
A list of items to consider in preparing to comply with new standards for the handling of hazardous drugs set forth in USP general Chapter 800.
Feb 3, 2020
The AHA Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. ET will host a call for member hospitals and health systems featuring Cardinal Health leaders, who will discuss the latest developments and answer questions about its surgical gown recall. Steve Mason, CEO of medical segment; Robert Rajalingam, president of U.S. sales…