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Rooting Out Waste in Health Care by Taking Cue From Toyota

When the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle was losing money for the first time in its history, CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan turned to an unlikely place for help: giant automaker Toyota. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the hospital’s success in lowering costs and improving health outcomes.

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Communication Breakdown in Healthcare

Research and regulatory bodies have long confirmed that poor communication in healthcare is harmful at best and deadly at worst.

In the past decade, the healthcare community has turned to safety tools and checklists to reduce unintentional slips and errors. And yet, a new study called The Silent Treatment reveals that despite the safety interventions taken in the last decade, silence still kills. Safety tools do not compensate for crucial conversations failures in the hospital.

This video is a dramatization of a true story from the study.

Despite interventions made in the last decade to reduce avoidable medical errors caused by poor communication a new study of 6500 nurses found that…silence still kills.

One nurse shares her true story.

“I was on a surgical team when I noticed a doctor making a critical error. He was preparing to operate on the wrong side of the patient. Now, we have a surgical safety checklist that we follow and in this case, we noticed that the permit didn’t match what the doctor was doing. So, we tried to stop the surgeon but he said the permit was wrong even though it had been verified by the wow sleeping patient. We couldn’t even get support from the supervisor or the anesthesiologist. So, in the end, the surgery went forward. As nurses, we felt awful because there was no support from management to stop this doctor. I mean what’s the point in having a checklist when it’s not even followed? We felt absolutely powerless to be an advocate for this patient.”

Make candor a core competency in your hospital

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Moral Distress In Healthcare: Time To Fight Back

If you’re hurting because you can’t do the right thing for your patients, you aren’t alone. So let’s do something about it, together.

Against Medical Advice (AMA) #46

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NURSES: Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare

“Nurses: Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare” Narrated by Joan Lunden

Starting with the foundation of professional nursing in 1860, nurses have made a significant impact on our individual lives and on our society as a whole. And that impact, both quantitative and qualitative, will become even more pronounced as demands on our health care system increase exponentially. There is an expected shortage in the US of over 500,000 nurses in the coming years.

“Nurses: Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare,” narrated by Joan Lunden, is a half-hour documentary exploring the impact of nurses on our nation’s health care system, in our community, on patients and their families, and of course, on the nurses themselves. We look at the role of nurses on both the front lines of health care, as well as the backbone of patient treatment. We see nurses as innovators in health care–like pain detection in newborns. We see how their observational skills, advanced knowledge, interventions and compassionate care help patients manage their medical needs.

“Nurses” also explores critical issues in the health care system that, if changed, could allow nurses to practice to the full extent of their education across the country. Experts discuss how nurses, working together with all the stake holders including patients, physicians, providers and insurance companies, can improve patient outcomes while reducing the costs of health care in the future. This video is intended to engage communities, health care leaders and government officials in the discussion around the impact of nursing.

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The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future is a multi-year national initiative designed to enhance the image of the nursing profession, recruit new nurses and nurse faculty, and help retain nurses currently in the system. Launched in February 2002, the Campaign works in cooperation with professional nursing organizations, schools, hospitals and other healthcare groups to promote opportunities in nursing and increase awareness of the value of the nursing profession to our society and America’s healthcare community. To learn more, visit the Campaign’s comprehensive website at:

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Time’s Up For Sexually Abusive Patients | Female Healthcare Professionals Deserve Better

As if abuse from colleagues wasn’t enough, many of our female colleagues report significant sexual harassment from patients. Mayo Clinic and others are finally doing something about it.

Against Medical Advice (AMA) #40

It’s not just bosses who harass health workers: Hospitals start addressing patients’ ‘egregious’ behavior

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Violence Against Healthcare Workers, Explained | Incident Report 189

There are many causes for the current epidemic of violence against healthcare professionals, but some are less obvious than others. A live discussion. #silentnomore

Violence Against Healthcare Workers, Explained

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Canada’s Healthcare System Explained!

Last week we discussed the United States health care system. This week we discuss Canada’s. We also take some time to bust some myths about their single payer health care system. Fight about it in the comments below.

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NDP crying wolf on health-care privatization, says Ontario health minister | Power & Politics

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says the Ontario NDP is “crying wolf” when they warn the Ford government wants to privatize health care in the province.
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Meet Suki, The Siri For Healthcare | Incident Report 217

What if we had an invisible, Alexa-like assistant that functioned like a medical intern, doing the scut and freeing us to be present for our patients? Punit Soni, founder and CEO of Suki, is building exactly that.

In this episode we discuss how technology can actually enable the human relationship that’s been lost in healthcare. We talk about the challenges and opportunities of having a voice-activated AI that empowers rather than obstructs. Would you let it into your exam room? After talking to Punit and seeing the demo, I have little doubt that the future of Health 3.0 is gonna be bright (with only a 30% risk of robot apocalypse).

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Health care in danger: The human cost

The law says hospitals, ambulances and health-care workers must be protected and should never be targeted as they carry out their regular duties. This is often far from the reality. Worldwide, the lack of safe access to health care is causing untold suffering to millions of people.

Through the voices of doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and patients, this film shows the human cost of violence against health-care workers and facilities. It also highlights how medical, military and humanitarian organisations are coming together to find new approaches and new solutions.

“One of the first victims of war is the health-care system itself.” Marco Baldan, War Surgeon, ICRC

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