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Consumer Reports: “Respectful” treatment key to patient safety?

By Casey Quinlan e-patients.net December 16, 2014
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In a report released today (December 16, 2014), Consumer Reports shares insights from a survey of 1,200 people who were recently hospitalized. SPM is not surprised by the findings, which include the fact that patients who said they received respectful treatment by hospital clinicians reported fewer medical errors and better ...

Patient and Family Engagement

The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital

Consumer Reports December 16, 2014
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When Kathy Day, a retired nurse in Bangor, Maine, received a diagnosis of uterine cancer, she decided to focus not only on how her condition would be treated but also on the way she wanted to be treated by the doctors and nurses in the hospital. As a nurse, Day ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Consumer Reports finds striking link between "respectful" treatment and medical errors

December 16, 2014
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YONKERS, NY — In a new report that explores the important role of patient “engagement”, that is open communication with respect and dignity, Consumer Reports has found a striking link between respectful treatment in the hospital and preventable medical errors. It examines the relationship between patient communication and hospital errors, ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling

By Maria L. La Ganga www.latimes.com December 16, 2014
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In a boon to commercial fishermen, conservationists and Native Alaskans, President Obama on Tuesday withdrew the waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay from oil and gas development, vowing to protect the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishery.

Calling the region “one of America’s greatest natural resources and a massive economic engine, not ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Respect: The key to patient safety and preventing medical errors

By Leslie Small FierceHealthcare December 16, 2014
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They say respect is a two-way street, and if a new Consumer Reports survey is any indication, that street is paved with better, safer medical care.

The survey findings are detailed in a report called "How Not to Get Sick(er) in the Hospital." The publication polled 1,200 people who were ...

Earthquake Early-Warning System

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation applauds federal funding for Earthquake Early Warning System

December 15, 2014
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(Palo Alto, Calif) – It was announced today that Congress included $5 million in the FY 2015 funding bill, also known as the CROmnibus, to help transition into operation ShakeAlert, the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System. The demonstration project proved successful in providing warnings of the Napa ...
Patient and Family Engagement

A roadmap for patient and family engagement

By #HCLDR Moderator Healthcare Leadership Blog December 11, 2014
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As the U.S. health care system tackles the Triple Aim of better experiences of care, better population health and lower costs, it is imperative for health professionals to meaningfully partner with patients and families—bringing patient and family voices to decisions about care, to health care organizational design and governance, and ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

New study finds 55% of carbon in Amazon is in indigenous territories and protected lands, much of it at risk

Environmental Defense Fund December 2, 2014
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A new peer-reviewed study, released today at the start of the UN climate conference in Peru, reveals the unprecedented amount of carbon stored within the nine-nation network of Amazonian indigenous territories and protected natural areas. Accepted for publication in Carbon Management, the paper titled “Forest Carbon in Amazonia: The ...

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RRHC partners with other agencies to encourage growth in workforce

By Trisha Cooke Redwood Times News December 2, 2014
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Redwoods Rural Health Center is helping to shape the future health care workforce and to inspire providers to work in rural, underserved areas. With the expansion of MediCal and the opening of Covered California, California's insurance marketplace, many residents now have access to health care; however, this increase in individuals ...

India joins the Thirty Meter Telescope Project as a full member

Thirty Meter Telescope December 2, 2014
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Today in New Delhi, officials of the government of India signed documents establishing the country as a full partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. An international collaboration of institutions in the USA, Canada, Japan, India and China, the TMT project is working towards building a powerful, next-generation astronomical ...