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patient safety


June 15, 2016  2:44 PM

ONC moves on health IT safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR safety, Joint Commission, ONC, patient safety

Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But not by

April 19, 2016  10:45 AM

Performance of health IT systems a top concern for patient safety

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT tools, patient safety, purchasing intentions

The use of technology in healthcare is no longer a concern for only the physicians and other staff members responsible for operating the tech. Patients are also preoccupied with the structure of health IT systems and anxious that the negative performance of those systems may interfere with how they...


December 19, 2012  2:51 PM

ECRI Institute: Mixing up EHR data still top 2013 patient safety risk

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR data, EHR implementation, HIE, ONC, patient safety

"Many care decisions today are based on data in an EHR or other information  system," according to an ECRI Institute report on patient safety risks, "and incorrect data can result in incorrect treatment, potentially resulting in patient harm." "In addition, as EHR data flows through health...


June 11, 2012  2:42 PM

Using a team-based approach in health care to reduce lab errors

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
barcode technology, ECRI Institute, lab errors, patient safety, patient safety organizations

Despite what "The Non-Fat Yogurt" episode of Seinfeld would have us believe, the majority of lab errors in the health care industry do not actually occur in the lab. Errors can happen any time during the preanalytic,...


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