At Froedtert Hospital, a patient with stomach pain was spared from having to undergo a CT scan, with its heavy dose of radiation, and instead got a safer, less-costly ultrasound.

At MetroHealth System in Ohio, medication errors involving heparin, a common but risky blood thinner, were eliminated in just one year.

At ThedaCare in the Fox Valley, the fatality rate from sepsis, a complication from infections, has fallen sharply. Read the full Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story here.