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Safe health IT use dependent on 8 socio-technical factors

While health IT can offer providers a number of benefits, the technology also presents a safety risk in the hospital. The Joint Commission released a new Sentinel Event Alert discussing safe use of health IT. The Joint Commission analyzed 3,375 sentinel events between Jan. 1, 2010 and June 30, 2013 that resulted in either permanent…
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EHRs and inadequate communication strategies

EHRs and inadequate communication strategies may be contributing to patient safety errors that lead to malpractice litigation, serious injury, and even death. Electronic health records may not be the only reason why patient safety is put at risk by poor communication and human errors, but they are certainly contributing to the problem, according to a…
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Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents

Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds Nursing home residents with advanced mental decline who undergo numerous hospitalizations for infections, dehydration or certain other health problems are at a higher risk of death, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from staff assessments of all nursing home residents in the…
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Why Hire an LNC?

Recognizing that your time and resources are invaluable, Legal Nurse Consultants relieve the strain and time constraints of your extensive medical research and analysis. As licensed Registered Nurses, Legal Nurse Consultants bring specialized healthcare education and clinical experience to the medically related issues of the litigation process. This education and experience distinguishes Legal Nurse Consultants…
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