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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Worry about health IT cybersecurity has shifted from hacker-triggered health data breaches to ransomware and malware exploits that shut down hospitals and threaten patient safety. Continue Reading
At RSNA 2017, an expert warns that insecurity of medical devices, including imaging hardware, threatens patient safety. A security director tells how Mayo Clinic protects devices. Continue Reading
In a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT's National Coordinator, Don Rucker, the Pew Charitable Trusts (PEW) as well as several other healthcare organizations urged ... 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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Patient matching has been an important issue in health IT and healthcare specifically as it relates to interoperability. More specifically, the inability to match patients to their health data, no ... Continue Reading
As the amount of patient data in hospitals continues to grow, healthcare big data analytics can help improve patient safety by providing valuable insights in near-real time. Continue Reading
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