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Moving beyond checklists could make the NHS safer

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Inside the Hospital Room of the Future

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Learning how to study is key to your child’s revision plan

The Easter holidays are upon us: a break full of joy and chocolate for younger children, but for those old enough to be concerned about important exams, a time of revision, and more revision. Candidates for GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels, and their parents, will spend the next few weeks either …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Science Says Do These 7 Things |

Why do we work so hard and get so little in return? Sure, we may be paid well for the work we do, and we may enjoy our co-workers and the work itself. But for most of us, we work harder and longer hours than ever before, believing that by doing so, we'll find the happiness and success we want in …


Why Teams Don’t Learn From Their Mistakes (And How To Change That)

The story of how one hospital dramatically improved its quality of care shows how a great system was only half the solution.<p>In 2002, Dr. Gary S. Kaplan, the recently appointed chief executive of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle, visited Japan with some fellow executives. He wanted to see …

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Rural Project Summary: Abbeville County’s Community Paramedic Program

Abbeville County’s Community Paramedic Program<p>Summary<p><b>Need:</b> To reduce non-emergent visits to the emergency department as well as inpatient stays in …

What Health Care Leaders Need to Do to Improve Value for Patients

More and more health care organizations are beginning to track their performance on outcomes – and they’re finding that getting started isn’t easy. The change that’s needed can be overwhelming. Measuring outcomes requires redesigned workflows, enhanced coordination across departments, and …