Healthcare News & Insights

Top 5 health IT dangers that threaten patient safety

Although EHRs and other health IT have the potential to improve patient safety and care, when not used the right way, those systems can introduce new dangers. 

Are your staffers afraid to report errors?

Pop quiz time: If an employee spots a medical error, what is he/she most likely to do? Report it right away. Keep it to him/herself. It depends on the kind of policy your facility has on reporting safety/medical error incidents.

Group recommends steps to prevent patient safety risks from health IT

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a set of guidelines it says will reduce patient safety risks associated with new healthcare technology.