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March 06, 2013
In response to mounting evidence that serious errors in hospitals often could be prevented by enhancing communication, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is participating in the nine-center I-PASS study to determine how to best teach residents to properly hand off pediatric patients to reduce errors.
March 06, 2013
A first-of-its-kind interactive and virtual radiology symposium will be based at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in May, pulling together professionals at every level of hospital care to improve the safety of diagnostic imaging.
March 06, 2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new report that identifies the top 10, evidence-based patient safety strategies available to clinicians.
March 06, 2013
Teams of UCSF clinicians each took shifts inside a bus set up to simulate the room of a patient showing signs of sepsis, as part of a Bay Area mobile initiative to improve the ability to identify and treat sepsis patients as early as possible.
November 07, 2012
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.
April 13, 2012
A UCSF professor and medical student are working together to develop a mobile application that can rapidly identify pills based on color, shape, and imprint to provide  real-time identification of drugs in the field or emergency room.
April 11, 2012
It’s a brave new world online. As the influence of social media widens, the lines between users’ personal and professional lives are blurring. Doctors are no exception. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), violations of online professionalism are prevalent among physicians. The study found that 92 percent of state medical boards in the United States have received reports of violations ranging from inappropriate contact with patients to misrepresentation of credentials.

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