Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 19, 10/05/2007

Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 19
October 5, 2007

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Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • HazSoft, LLC
    • MedCompliance
    • The Healthcare Group at Zurich US
    • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  2. Reduce Preventable Medical Errors
  3. BCBS Initiatives Recognized For Increasing Patient Safety And Efficiency
  4. Improving Medication Management in Home Care: Issues and Solutions
  5. Recommended Reading: Patient Safety Improvement Guidebook

1.) HazSoft, LLC

HazSoft provides superior delivery, management and distribution of MSDS's via the Internet, Corporate Intranet or client-server/single-user system.

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MedCompliance is a technical advisor to healthcare providers and support professionals. To give guidance that is quality and results oriented and in total compliance with Medicare and HCFA law/regulations.

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The Healthcare Group at Zurich US

Zurich U.S. is a member of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group and is rated A+(Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

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Home Healthcare Laboratory

Exclusively serving the home care industry. HHLA operates a centralized, highly automated laboratory & information system to provide top-quality testing services to home health/infusion companies nationwide.

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2.) Reduce Preventable Medical Errors

In this paper, you will learn about the patient identity hub: The foundation for patient safety, barriers and challenges in improving patient safety, risks associated with incomplete patient information and five best practices to reduce preventable medical errors.

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3.) BCBS Initiatives Recognized For Increasing Patient Safety And Efficiency

Seven Blue Cross and Blue Shield company initiatives were honored as 2007 BlueWorks® winners, in the category of ‘Collaborating with Providers,’ the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said.

BlueWorks® is a partnership between BCBSA and the Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy that recognizes the innovative ways Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are working with doctors and hospitals to increase the efficiency and consistency of care delivery nationwide.

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4.) Improving Medication Management in Home Care: Issues and Solutions

The problem of medication errors among the elderly is widespread. Improving Medication Management in Home Care: Issues and Solutions tackles this tough issue by closely examining the challenges faced in preventing medication errors in home and community care program settings and putting forth effective solutions to better manage medication use. Respected experts discuss the unique role of the pharmacist in improving patient safety, presenting a comprehensive collection of evidence-based studies featuring national and international viewpoints, cutting-edge interventions, and cost-effective procedures that address medication problems in older adults.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Patient Safety Improvement Guidebook

This book offers step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing an effective proactive patient safety management initiative. Topics include: measuring important elements of patient safety; how to identify the error-producing factors in high-risk patient care processes; using comparative data to establish improvement opportunities; techniques for error-proofing health care services to prevent adverse events; why root cause analysis of sentinel events won't prevent future patients from being harmed by mistakes; and how to create a patient-safe work culture.

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