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2011 IOM Report - Preventive Services for Women Published

By: Jana Sullinger, MD  On: Tue 26 of July, 2011 20:28 MDT  (5223 Reads)
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The PDF is available FREE from the National Academies Press. The IOM conducted a review of preventive services to ensure women't health and well being. This study was funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of HHS. The IOC convened a Committee of 16 members to develop a set of recommendations to be considered by the ASPE (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation) of HHS.

 

HIT Interim Final Rule for EHR Standards Published

By: Jana Sullinger, MD  On: Tue 05 of Jan., 2010 23:00 MST  (7305 Reads)
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The government recently posted and Interim Final Rule for Health Information Technology standards for EHR (electronic health record) development. You can read more about this at this link http://bit.ly/7OxNt3(external link). I will be creating a page dedicated to this information on this site later, so stay tuned. It will be located at HITECH.

H.R.1237 Passes House and Referred to Senate

By: Jana Sullinger, MD  On: Wed 09 of Apr., 2008 18:38 MDT  (8062 Reads)
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Cytology Proficiency Improvement Act of 2007 (H.R.1237) Passes House and Now in Senate

Recommended Article- Frequency and outcome of cervical cancer prevention failure

By: Jana Sullinger, MD  On: Mon 19 of Nov., 2007 06:42 MST  (9898 Reads)
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Recommended Article: Am J Clin Pathol. 2007 Nov;128(5):817-24. Frequency and outcome of cervical cancer prevention failures in the United States. Raab SS, Grzybicki DM, Zarbo RJ, Jensen C, Geyer SJ, Janosky JE, Meier FA, Vrbin CM, Carter G, Geisinger KR. Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, and Western Pennsylvania Hospital 15232, USA.

Recommendations For Quality Assurance and Improvement

By: Jana Sullinger, MD  On: Thu 10 of Aug., 2006 05:18 MDT  (11132 Reads)
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Recommendations for quality assurance and improvement in surgical and autopsy pathology. Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology. Hum Pathol. 2006;37:985-988.

This article provides guidelines for ensuring quality in surgical and autopsy pathology, including identifying and correcting errors. (more follows)

Study Calls for National Solution for Problem Doctors

By: Jana Sullinger, MD  On: Thu 02 of Feb., 2006 06:33 MST  (6974 Reads)
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Problem doctors: is there a system-level solution?
Leape LL, Fromson JA. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144:107-115.

In this January article recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors Leape and Fromson, call for a national solution to assure "acceptable physician performance". The article primarily centers on hospital based physicians. Based on the author's review, they summarize that hospitals are not capable of developing the systems and measures necessary to evaluate physician performance, and assure patient safety. The full text of the article is available here (121.00 Kb).

2005 National Healthcare Quality Report Released

By: Jana Sullinger, MD  On: Wed 25 of Jan., 2006 18:00 MST  (7760 Reads)
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AHRQ Releases 2005 National Healthcare Quality And Disparities Reports
Press Release Date: January 9, 2006

Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2005. AHRQ Publication No. 06-0018.

 

CAP Laboratory Accreditation: New Initatives for 2006

By: Jana Sullinger  On: Mon 23 of Jan., 2006 06:22 MST  (8546 Reads)
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Published on: December 01, 2005
Pathology Organization Announces Laboratory Accreditation Changes

Washington, DC.—The College of American Pathologists (CAP), a physician specialty society that accredits more than 6,000 laboratories worldwide, today announced significant changes to the way its Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) will inspect and monitor the performance of participating laboratories.

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