Sick after hours? How to navigate your health care options

April 4, 2017

CTMirror  |  By: Arielle Levin Becker | March 27, 2017 This story is the latest in a series on how to better navigate the health care system. So you’re coming down with

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The CT Department of Health Adverse Event Report was released and it is not great news for patients

November 4, 2016

I was recently interviewed for this story, Medical Errors Decline 3 Percent In 2015, on medical errors in Connecticut.  Three percent is not enough.  We must keep raising peoples awareness that patient

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CMS Updates Hospital Results for Patients and Caregivers

August 25, 2016

On July 27th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the results for the following eighteen measures of hospital quality on its patient-oriented website, Hospital Compare (  

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Ask These Three Questions to Get Better Healthcare

August 8, 2016

  Peter Pronovost MD PhD;  July 13, 2016   <img alt=”Ask These Three Questions to Get Better Healthcare” class=”StretchedBox W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)” src=”–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/″/> These three key questions can transform healthcare decisions.

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‘Bag of Pills’: Is It Necessary? Fewer medications is an achievable goal

May 10, 2016

MedPage Today by Joyce Frieden   News Editor, MedPage Today  WASHINGTON — Polypharmacy is a difficult problem for many physicians who treat older patients, but there are steps they can take to cut

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Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds

March 17, 2016

by Charles Ornstein, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Mike Tigas, ProPublica, March 17, 2016, 5 a.m. (Pill bottle: Davis Photography via Getty Images; sheet of hundred dollar bills: Don Farrall via

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Let’s involve Connecticut patients in reducing medical errors

March 15, 2016

Lisa Freeman,  Connecticut Center for Patient Safety,  Executive Director March 13 through 18 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. As I sit here, thinking of what to write, stories of the people

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Want to know about medical mistakes? Talk to the parents.

March 9, 2016

By Ryan White  March 04, 2016  |  USC Center for Health Journalism   As someone who has spent quite a bit of time as a visitor at a hospital recently,

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Number of hospital accidents not getting any better

February 11, 2016

Watch Jean Rexford’s  February 10th interview with Eric Parker,WFSB’s iTeam Investigative reporter. The discussion centered on the recently released CT Adverse Event report which addressed a total of 471 reports

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Rory’s Story: Person-Centered Care Must be our Goal

December 14, 2015

On December 2nd I presented the keynote speech at the Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes Award Luncheon. The subject was patient-centered care, a topic that I am very passionate

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