We know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Here’s a roundup of stories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a week. (Subscribe today if you’d like these news alerts delivered to you.)

  1. Time for Transparent Standards in Quality Reporting by Health Care Organizations
    As transparency becomes more commonplace and less an exception to the rule, researchers including Dr. Peter Pronovost say it’s time for agreed upon standards for exactly what kinds of performance data healthcare organizations need to publicly report. JAMA
  2. A ‘perfect storm’ superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials’ attention
    As of mid-July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was aware of 98 cases in the United States of Candida auris, a dangerous fungus that prompted the temporary shutdown of the ICU in a 296-bed London hospital.  For now, the CDC has recommended using bleach to clean the rooms of patients with C. auris to prevent spread of the organism throughout hospitals.   STAT
  3. Recognizing Sepsis as a Global Health Priority — A WHO Resolution
    A new resolution adopted by the decision-making arm of the World Health Organization calls for measures that will increase awareness of sepsis among healthcare professionals as well as patients, relatives and the general public. The New England Journal of Medicine
  4. The Best States for Data Innovation
    The Center for Data Innovation is a think tank studying the intersection of data, technology and public policy. Healthcare-related subject matter in this state-by-state comparison include price transparency and utilization of electronic health records. Center for Data Innovation
  5. We are running out of effective antibiotics fast
    Dr. Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin in 1928, gave a warning of the danger of antibiotic resistance upon accepting the Nobel Prize in 1945. Learn more about the race to save antibiotics here. PBS Newshour
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