In 2002 the National Quality Forum (NQF) created its report Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare. The report identified 27 adverse events that should never occur in hospitals. In 2006, the NQF added one item to the list.
Now, the agency has ratified an updated list of 29...Read More »
While the bulk of discussion regarding how to ethically and responsibly submit queries to physicians revolves around releases from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) releases, don’t discount advice from other potential sources. For example,...Read More »
The number of septicemia and sepsis hospitalizations more than doubled between 2000 and 2008, resulting in much longer, costlier hospitals stays, and more problematic and often fatal outcomes for patients with the bloodstream infections, according to a...Read More »