Patient safety News
March 23, 2017
Experts were not surprised by the recently published ECRI report on patient safety issues. In fact, experts agreed these issues have been around for a while.
October 18, 2016
The MACRA final rule eases ways for doctors to measure patient care data for Medicare reimbursement; meanwhile, ONC focused its authority on patient safety in health IT systems.
September 09, 2016
Telemedicine can be a viable alternative to in-person visits for children with asthma, according to a new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The study found that ...
June 15, 2016
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 ...
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In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT looks at how an HIE reduced duplicate patient records by using NextGate's patient matching technology. Continue Reading
Opinions and tips from members of the College of Healthcare Information Executives are within this guide, covering a range of health IT topics. Continue Reading
Health system's certification program mitigates the risks associated with wireless medical devices. Continue Reading
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The proliferation of connected devices, like infusion pumps for medication delivery, has led to accuracy and safety issues. Improved software to manage the pumps may be the answer. Continue Reading
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 ... Continue Reading
ONC's Andrew Gettinger, M.D., maintains that the easier EHRs are to use, the safer they will be for patients. Continue Reading
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Medical devices pose a good deal of risk, experts say. One expert believes this is because the focus has been on patient privacy instead of the safety of medical devices. Continue Reading
Infusion pumps and medical records aren’t the only uses for IoT in healthcare. Boston Medical Center taps IoT for an innovative approach to patient care and building operations. Continue Reading
An expert talked about using medical device integration to manage alarms and in concert with predictive analytics and data governance. Continue Reading
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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 ... Continue Reading
Many in health IT have pushed for a national patient identifier that could enable interoperability and data exchange in healthcare for a while now without much success and with much pushback from ... Continue Reading
The use of health IT brings new risks to patient safety; a symposium at HIMSS 2014 addresses how to mitigate those risks. Continue Reading