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Leaping Ahead with Patient Safety

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2002


These days Leapfrog is more than just a child’s game. Since 1998, the Leapfrog Group, made up of more than 90 Fortune 500 companies and other large private and public healthcare purchasers, has worked toward improving the safety of healthcare for US consumers.


A 1999 repor....

Target: Patient Safety

Author: Spath, Patrice L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002


The Joint Commission has raised and revised its patient safety standards. Is your facility ready to meet them?
Safety in healthcare is not a new concept. Even before the American College of Surgeons formed the Hospital Standardization Program in 1917, healthcare facilities had safety pro....

Journal Q&A (6/01)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: June 02, 2001

Q: What are the Joint Commission definitions of a sentinel event and root cause analysis?

A: The Joint Commission defines a sentinel event as "an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or risk thereof. Serious injury specifically includes loss o....

Journal Q&A (6/01)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: June 02, 2001

Q: Are there new Joint Commission hospital standards that address patient safety?

A: The Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners recently approved standards focused on patient safety and medical and healthcare error reduction in hospitals. These new standards are in addition to the curr....

Our Role in Reducing Medical Errors

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2001


At press time, the culminating report of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century," had just been released. The IOM's earlier report estimated that medical errors ....

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