Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

From Song to Symphony: Managing Medication Optimization
A cohort of seven primary care teams recently participated in a Learning & Action Network focused on Medication Optimization. Using quality improvement methods and an evolving theory of change to improve medication processes, teams tested multiple aspects of the approach which includes medication management, follow-up, and ongoing review and support of a medication treatment plan.

Black Women and Maternal Care: Redesigning for Safety, Dignity, and Respect
Listen to this recent WIHI which discusses the alarming rise in maternal mortality which disproportionately impacts black women and what can be done to reverse this trend.

Family Caregivers: Protect Your Loved Ones from Medication Overload
This article from Health Aging magazine provides suggestions for how to ensure that loved ones, especially older adults, do not suffer from medication overload.

This Inexpensive Action Lowers Hospital Infections and Protects Against Flu Season
This Forbes article explores studies that show that managing the relative humidity of the care environment can reduce the spread of infection, suggesting low-cost actions to improve safety.

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