Benjamin Mazer: Are medical errors a huge problem that’s simple to fix?
During To Err is Human, a new documentary about medical errors currently on tour throughout the United States, former Medicare chief Don Berwick claims that ending medical error is simply “a question of will.”
9 healthcare leaders share tips for working with remote employees
Various hospitals and health systems allow certain staff members to work remotely. But communication with remote employees can be challenging, especially if the organization has locations across multiple states.
Identifying Electronic Health Record Usability And Safety Challenges In Pediatric Settings
Greater risk to kids: Poor EHR design can lead to medication errors, which can be especially detrimental for children whose body weights are lower and whose immune systems aren't as developed as adults'. In more than a third of pediatric pa…
AACC calls for greater federal oversight of medical testing to safeguard patient safety
With more and more medical tests being performed outside the traditional clinical laboratory, AACC released a position statement emphasizing the need to ensure consistent high-quality testing at non-traditional facilities such as physician …
Acute Care Hospitals Are More Interoperable Than Ever but Challenges Remain
Share inShare Share via EmailShare via Email Today, nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have adopted certified health IT. New data show that this momentum continues with the introduction of the 2015 Edition Health IT Certificatio…
Bid process 'stunning': Management of multimillion-dollar Nova Scotia health records contract questioned
This is a story about a potential half-billion-dollar health-care services contract, alleged cozy dinners between bidders and bureaucrats, an unusual legal letter and accusations the government’s tender process was unfair.
FDA signs agreement with Homeland Security to improve medical device security
The FDA and the Department of Homeland Security signed a memorandum of agreement as part of a joint effort to address threats to medical device security, particularly among internet-connected products.
Quick Safety 45: People, processes, health IT and accurate patient identification
The patient identification process is ubiquitous in health care. It occurs every time a health care professional has a conversation with a patient and anytime information about a patient is recorded or accessed — from sign-in sheets to onli…
Health Data Breach on Healthcare.gov Portal Impacts 75K People
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) direct enrollment pathway for agents and brokers suffered a cyber attack last week and the hackers accessed the files of approximately 75,000 individuals, according to a new release issued…
How Hackensack Meridian Health CMIO Dr. Lauren Koniaris tackles EHR challenges & changing workflows
Lauren Koniaris, MD, chief medical informatics officer of the Northern Region at Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health, discusses her changing CMIO role and her team's focus for 2019.