Monthly Archives: May 2016

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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