Category Archives: Newsroom

Can the state build a better system to get your medical records to your doctors?

May 15, 2015

With providers moving to electronic medical record systems, they often still don’t “talk” to each other. Just think how much safer your care could be if all of your providers

Read More

10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You…

January 10, 2015

Did you know that common objects like stethoscopes in a hospital can be contaminated with disease-causing germs?  Or that the best time to schedule surgery is during banking hours?  10

Read More

Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb

January 6, 2015

Connecticut Health I-Team By: Lisa Chedekel | 1/6/2015 |  Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of patients killed or seriously injured by hospital errors in 2013, with large increases in the

Read More

The Right Exam, The Right Way, The Right Radiation Dose

July 3, 2014

Jean Rexford, along with Rosemary Gibson, Stephen Smith,  John Santa and other supporters of national  patient safety efforts,  are contributors to an article just published in the March, 2014

Read More

Reducing medical errors will require better reporting tools, engaged patients and – you guessed it – culture change

September 28, 2013  September 27, 2013 8:30 am by Deanna  Pogorelc  –  “Culture change.” Those words just keep coming up again and again in talk  about what’s needed to reduce  healthcare costs,

Read More

Clean Sweep: Hospitals Bring Janitors to the Front Lines of Infection Control

August 30, 2013

Scientific American By Maryn McKenna   September 11, 2012  When hospitals want to make a name for themselves, they spend on reputations and technology—on the esteemed surgeon or the top-of-the-line gamma

Read More

A Name Blacked Out, a Reputation at Risk

December 18, 2012

NY Times By BARRY MEIER  Published: November 26, 2012  –  Is covering a product’s name in a public document a sign that a company has something to hide? And how should

Read More

Costly, Repeat Medical Testing Common for Medicare Patients: Study

November 20, 2012

November 19, 2012 By Steven Reinberg  HealthDay Reporter  MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) — Many Medicare patients undergo some kind of repeat medical testing, a new study finds. But it’s

Read More

Man who had arms, legs amputated sues Sutter Health

November 19, 2012

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Published: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012   Robert Downey said he remembers going to bed holding his wife. His next memory was waking up in a

Read More

Many hospital patients get too much acetaminophen

November 14, 2012

Genevra Pittman   Reuters, November 13, 2012  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a new study from two Boston hospitals, one in every 15 patients treated with acetaminophen got more than the

Read More