The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published guidance addressing how organizations can ensure the security of mobile applications used by physicians and employees for work-related purposes.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a report, Private-Sector Hospital Discharge Tools, January 2015 that highlights the efforts of five organizations working to improve patient care transitions through the development and implementation of hospital discharge planning tools. The report offers five guiding principles in developing future discharge planning or patient assessment tools:
This is the second webinar of a free 10-part series on health information technology (IT) and patient safety. Register for the webinar, The Role of e-Prescribing in Health IT Safety: Challenges and Solutions, Friday, January 30, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Influenza Update for Geriatricians that includes information for clinicians on the current (2014-2015) influenza situation, as well as providing recommendations for the influenza-related care and treatment of patients aged 65 years and older.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a new guide, Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning into Health Care Facility Emergency Plans, to help health care facilities better prepare for an active shooter incident. Although many health care facilities have emergency operations plans, this guide provides emergency planners, disaster committees, executive leadership and others involved in emergency operations planning with detailed discussions of unique issues faced by health care facilities.