Safety news roundup

  • New safety report: Press Ganey offers insights into the safety of care nationwide. Patient perception of safety in hospitals is down and assaults on nursing staff are up. CAUTI rates and a measure of safety culture showed improvement. DownloadSafety in healthcare 2024.
  • Severe maternal morbidity: Researchers at the Betsy Lehman Center have co-authored “Delivery at an inadequate level of maternal care is associated with severe maternal morbidity,” published by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The abstract and a narrated presentation are here.
  • Automated safety monitoring pilot: The Betsy Lehman Center is recruiting 6-8 Massachusetts acute care hospitals to pilot a program of automated adverse event monitoring that leverages data from a hospital’s current EHR. The first in a series of online information sessions for hospitals, presented by the Center and Pascal Metrics, Inc., will be held this Friday, April 26 from 1-2 p.m. Click here to register.

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