Former Secretary of the Treasury Calls for Obama to Require Patient Safety Event Reporting

Written by Sabrina Rodak | February 05, 2013
Social Sharing
Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on stumbleupon Share on delicious Share on reddit Share on linkedin
Tags: medical errors | patient safety | patient safety events | President Barack Obama | President George W. Bush | quality reportingPaul H. O’Neill, former secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush and a former CEO of Alcoa, suggested President Barack Obama require hospitals to report patient safety events daily in an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Mr. O’Neill suggested that in the State of the Union address Feb. 12, President Obama announce a mandate requiring Veterans Affairs and U.S.-based military hospitals to report hospital-acquired infections, patient falls, medication errors and caregiver injuries every 24 hours online.

Click here to read the full story on patient safety event reporting in Becker’s Hospital Review.

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: