Quality & Patient Safety

Quality & Patient Safety Articles by Topic: Handoff Communications

Patient Safety Monitor Journal, March 2014

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 3, March 1, 2014

      Improving patient handoffs has long been on the radar of hospitals and health systems. As...

Improving patient handoffs with a structured system

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 3, March 1, 2014

      Improving patient handoffs has long been on the radar of hospitals and health systems. As...

New triage, physician-nurse huddles, discharge time outs new strategies to stop patient harm in ER

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 19, May 11, 2011

    Crico/RMF Strategies, whose parent company insures hospitals affiliated with Harvard University, is...

Joint Commission Center announces handoff communication solutions

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 43, October 27, 2010

    The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has developed a set of solutions to...

Refocusing on handoffs can reduce safety events, improve patient safety

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 9, September 1, 2010

    After The Joint Commission released its National Patient Safety Goal concerning handoff...

Patient Safety Monitor keeps users updated on regulations

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 34, August 25, 2010

    Did you know that Georgia regulations state that hospitals are responsible for transferring any...

From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: Press Ganey Report finds ED wait times increase

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 32, August 11, 2010

    Press Ganey's 2010 Emergency Department Pulse Report: Patient Perspectives on American Health Care...

Editor’s Pick of the Week: National Patient Safety Goals Q & A e-book

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 31, August 4, 2010

    The NPSGs are complex. Let us simplify. Top healthcare experts present their analysis of...

Indiana hospital involves patients and family in shift change bedside report

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    Until 2007, nurses at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis relied on traditional shift...

Proposed resident training standards keep hours at 80 per week

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 26, June 30, 2010

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced its proposed Common...

New Jersey Hospital Association launches program to prevent heart failure rehospitalizations

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 25, June 23, 2010

    On June 17, the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) launched a collaborative program to reduce...

From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: Patient discharge planning receiving more attention

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 25, June 23, 2010

    Discharge planning has been an often neglected time in a patient’s hospital stay, which is...

Briefings on Patient Safety June 2010

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    This issue contains articles about the ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program and how it has an effect...

Joint Commission to release communication and language standards to encourage health equity

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    The Joint Commission will be releasing new standards for hospitals surrounding language, culture...

Reduce the risk of missing critical test results by redefining process, says new paper

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 21, May 26, 2010

    The opportunity for a physician to miss an important test results has become more frequent as the...

From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: NQF releases 2010 Safe Practices

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 15, April 14, 2010

    The National Quality Forum released its 2010 list of Safe Practices for Better Healthcare, a...

Joint Commission announces field review for medication reconciliation

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 14, April 7, 2010

    The Joint Commission has announced the field review of its revised medication reconciliation...

Study: Trained interpreters improve communication between patients and providers

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 9, March 3, 2010

    A study from Mathematica Policy Research, a non-partisan survey team, has found that trained...

Ohio hospital keeps TABS on patients

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    In October 2008, staff members at Riverside Methodist Hospital (RMH) in Columbus, OH, approached...

Briefings on Patient Safety, February 2010

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    This issue of Briefings on Patient Safety has articles about the Institute for Healthcare...

HRET releases guide to help hospital leaders prevent readmissions

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 4, January 27, 2010

    The Health Research and Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association...

Patient Safety Monitor Blog’s top 7 posts of 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 52, December 30, 2009

    The Patient Safety Monitor Blog take a look back at the seven blog posts that garnered the most...

VHA examination of surgical errors find poor communication most common culprit

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 50, December 16, 2009

    Poor communication was the most common cause of wrong-site, -side, and -person, surgeries at the...

Voice recording technology improves patient handoffs

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    When Kathleen Mikos, RN, MSN, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer, came to...

2010 NPSGs reduce requirements, burden on hospitals

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    The Joint Commission has released the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), announcing to the...

Briefings on Patient Safety, December 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    This issues has articles concerning the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals, options for patient...

Introducing Patient Safety Monitor!

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 46, November 18, 2009

    HCPro is proud to announce its latest patient safety product: Patient Safety Monitor.

Briefings on Patient Safety, November 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    This issue contains stories about The Joint Commission's 2010 National Patient Safety Goals, a...

Medical Liability and Patient Safety Reform Committee meets for first time

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 43, October 28, 2009

    The initial meeting of the Subcommittee on Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform...

Joint Commission releases 2010 National Patient Safety Goals

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 40, October 7, 2009

    The Joint Commission released the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) last week, announcing...

Universal patient floor increases patient flow, decreases handoffs, improves patient safety

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    In 2007, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles rolled out a “universal floor&rdquo...

Patients of the future will demand increased communication, be more informed consumers

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 37, September 16, 2009

    In the future, healthcare providers can expect more informed patients who want their care team...

Patients want more access to physicians via e-mail, possibly social media

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 36, September 9, 2009

    Patients want more convenient access to their physicians, and that increasingly means communication...

Ambulatory chronic disease patients suffer preventable medical errors

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 30, July 29, 2009

    An article in the July Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety highlights the gaps...

National Patient Safety Goal compliance a moving target

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    The 2009 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) include many changes. Since the start of this year...

Washington DC-area hospital targets CHF patients as starting point for preventing readmissions

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 26, July 1, 2009

    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA, has launched a program titled HeartLink to empower...

Study reveals that some urgent pages to physicians don’t reach intended recipient

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 23, June 10, 2009

    A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine attempted to examine how often pages to physicians...

Major U.S. healthcare groups specify how they will try to save $2 trillion annually

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 22, June 3, 2009

    Last month, a group of major healthcare players came together to take on the Obama administration's...

Briefings on Patient Safety, June 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    This issue contains articles about preventing rehospitalization and utilizing the discharge process...

Project RED reduces rehospitalization rates

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    Patient discharge usually takes a backseat to other quality and patient safety measures that focus...

Rehospitalization rate provides glimpse into bigger healthcare concerns

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    A study published in the April 2 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows that 20% of Medicare...

Partnership for Clear Health Communication announces award recipients

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 21, May 27, 2009

    The Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF...

IHI announces initiative to reduce rehospitalization

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 20, May 20, 2009

    Similar to the CMS Care Transitions Project launched in April, the IHI has announced its State...

Briefings on Patient Safety May 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    This issue covers how HCAHPS has changed for 2009 and how facilities can boost their HCAHPS scores...

Study shows technology may help with medication reconciliation issues

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 17, April 29, 2009

    A new study yielded better than expected results in terms of avoiding potential drug interactions...

Hospital uses electronic medical record to improve handoff process

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Staff members at Abington (PA) Memorial Hospital knew their handoff process could use some work...

Briefings on Patient Safety, April 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    The March issue of Briefings on Patient Safety covers a few topics. We discuss The Joint...

NPSF announces 2009 Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 7, February 18, 2009

    The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced that its 2009 Patient Safety Awareness...

Philadelphia-area cancer center focusing on care of survivors

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 5, February 4, 2009

    Although care of cancer patients is often thought to include rounds of radiation and chemotherapy...

Study: ER workers not confident that hospitals can provide good emergency care

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 50, December 10, 2008

    A new study shows that staff members who work in the emergency department (ED) think that there...

Johns Hopkins publishes list of practices to facilitate better patient handoffs

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 43, October 22, 2008

    Transferring the care of a patient from one caregiver to another has always been a sore spot for...

Pennsylvania association promotes standardized wristbands to prevent errors

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 10, October 1, 2008

    Red, green, yellow, purple, and pink—these are the colors of one wristband color system...