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New database to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Feb. 1, 2018—Using technology developed here, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has organized a large database of children who are deaf or hard of hearing that combines data from 48 programs in four countries — about 7,000 children so far.

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Patient complaints can identify surgeons with higher rates of bad surgical outcomes: study

Feb. 15, 2017—Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators in collaboration with six other major academic health systems.

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Health IT key to rapid response after recall of epinephrine device

Dec. 10, 2015—At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a recent urgent drug recall of a specific epinephrine auto-injection device elicited a quick communications strategy to protect affected patients seen by Vanderbilt Medical Group providers.

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Survey to assess staff, faculty perceptions on patient safety

Apr. 24, 2014—In May, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will launch a survey of clinical staff and faculty to assess attitudes and perceptions regarding patient safety at the Medical Center.

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