International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: Safety Data From 20 Countries Added To Implant Files Database

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: Safety Data From 20 Countries Added To Implant Files Database. “Today the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is releasing the last batch of medical devices data to its International Medical Devices Database (IMDD), giving patients access to more than 120,000 records about faulty or even dangerous medical devices from around the world.”

CNET: Patient names, treatments leak among millions of rehab records

CNET: Patient names, treatments leak among millions of rehab records. “It’s some of the most sensitive medical information a person could have. Records for potentially tens of thousands of patients seeking treatment at several addiction rehabilitation centers were exposed in an unsecured online database, an independent researcher revealed Friday.”

Healthcare Informatics: ECRI’s Guidelines Trust Goes Live

Healthcare Informatics: ECRI’s Guidelines Trust Goes Live. “Earlier this year, funding cuts forced the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to shut down the National Guideline Clearinghouse. ECRI Institute, a nonprofit patient safety organization, has now launched the ECRI Guidelines Trust, a portal to expertly vetted, evidence-based guideline briefs and scorecards.”

California Hospital Association: CHA and HQI Form Partnership to Enhance Patient Safety Data Transparency

California Hospital Association: CHA and HQI Form Partnership to Enhance Patient Safety Data Transparency. “CHA, the Hospital Quality Institute and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that they have formed a partnership to accelerate the reduction of medical errors and eliminate preventable deaths in California hospitals. The central focus of the partnership will be an innovative, publicly available digital dashboard of hospital patient safety data. Unlike other patient safety tracking systems, which typically rely on data up to two years old, the data available on the digital dashboard will be updated regularly and made available to patients and consumers via participating hospitals’ websites.”