Safety news roundup

  • Hospitals are banding together to implement a common set of principles to protect health care workers from violence in the workplace. The United Code of Conduct is part of a new report from the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association that sheds light on the increase of violent incidents in facilities across the state that impact the workforce and patient care.
  • The Center for Health Information and Analysis, in partnership with Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, offers a new dashboard to monitor the health of the primary care system in the Commonwealth. It will track the key areas of finance, capacity, performance and equity.
  • A new Serious Illness Messaging Toolkit includes stories, worksheets, quick start guides and more to help organizations engage the public on the needs of people with serious illnesses. The toolkit is based on research from the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care.
  • A case study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that integrating the I-PASS patient handoff tool into its electronic health record improved efficiency and lowered inpatient mortality, without causing delays when admitting patients to the ICU.

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