By Elizabeth Marshall MD MBA – With late 2019 marking the 20th anniversary of the landmark report on medical errors “To Err is Human,” now is time for a renewed focus on novel ways to improve patient safety.Read More
By Andy Aroditis – Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by EHR systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively.
By Jeffrey Brady MD & Gopal Khanna MBA – Each year an estimated 1 in 20 U.S. adults experiences missed, delayed, or incorrect diagnoses. Of the estimated 12 million Americans impacted, 4 million are believed to suffer serious harm.
May 15-17, 2019 Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston TX Hashtag: #IHICongress The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress, taking place from May 15–17, 2019,…
By Beth Haenke Just & Karen Proffitt – In the first installment of this two-part series, we discussed the costs and causes of overlays. In part two, we deliver actionable information on preventing overlays, including overlay corrections plans and best practices.
By Beth Haenke Just & Karen Proffitt – An overlay is one of healthcare’s most dangerous misidentification problems, in part because its infiltration into the medical record system can be so subtle that it often goes unnoticed until it’s unleashed in the form of an adverse event, HIPAA violation, or billing error.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – As a physician, I know that when patients and caregivers ask questions, it helps them be more fully engaged as part of their own healthcare teams.
By Geoff Caplea MD, MBA – Like most clinicians, the reason I entered healthcare was to help people. While not unique to me, this simple passion led me to medical school, to become a family physician, and to work in health information technology.
By Gopal Khanna – The healthcare landscape is facing dramatic changes. Transformation is being driven by unprecedented mergers and acquisitions, new technologies in the marketplace, and the volume, variety, and velocity of available data.