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. Great Storytelling Connects Employees to Their Work
    The response is different when you set a hand hygiene policy, expecting staff to automatically comply, than when you compel people to think about past experiences and inspire personal motivations for adherence. Consider how storytelling might help strengthen the culture in your organization. Harvard Business Review 
  2. Mayo Clinic offers first aid assistance via Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant
    Learn more about how Mayo Clinic is providing free first aid information via Alexa, Amazon’s popular voice-activated digital assistant for the home.  StarTribune
  3. To Wage War On Superbugs, FDA Clears Way For Scope With A Disposable Piece
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the United States. While the new design does seem to protect against dangerous bacteria found to cling to the instruments, some experts still question whether the new scopes provide patients enough protection . Kaiser Health News

 

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