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April 20, 2017  9:29 AM

In Pennsylvania, medication mistakes attributed to health IT

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CPOE, e-prescriptions, EHR, prescriptions

In Pennsylvania, health IT contributed to 889 medication mistakes in hospitals over a six month period from January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2016. During this time period the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority found that the majority of these medication mistakes were

March 13, 2015  4:02 PM

Why I’m more worried about EHR theft today than I was last week

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
cybersecurity, EHR, Electronic Medical Record, prescriptions

I had not been convinced about the dangers of one's EHR getting stolen in a data breach -- until now. If a cyberthief robs you of your financial information, that clearly...


January 27, 2015  1:46 PM

In Massachusetts, medical marijuana alerts get a second look

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
Healthcare, patient privacy, PHI, prescriptions

Imagine checking a personal email at work or at the public library and seeing this subject line show up in the alert box: "Confirmation of Patient Certification in the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System." That's what happened to more than 6,800 patients in Massachusetts who have been...


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