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An IC Check-Up
Please register for Strategies to Manage Hospital Acquired Conditions Reporting in an ACA World - An IC Check-Up on Sept 9th, 2014 1:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973501898406116610
With the August 1 Final Rule announcement by CMS, it’s time we had an Infection Control check-up from our IC expert, Brian Foy.
Brian will explain recent changes to Federal rules and its impacts on everyday IC preventionists. Then, the team will outline some of the experienced and expected challenges faced by industry partners and their solutions.
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The Institute of Medicine's consensus report, Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, gives a realistic, sobering view of the safety implications of electronic medial/health records (EHRs)...
The Institute of Medicine's consensus report, Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, gives a realistic, sobering view of the safety implications of electronic medial/health records (EHRs): the technology seems to hold great promise for safety improvement except for when it doesn't. There are serious problems with usability and transparency; there is little data to prove when and how EHRs improve safety; and there is evidence that use of the technology can lead to error and harm. The report is available from the IOM for purchase or free download as a PDF.
The release of the report prompted commentary from bloggers, reporters, and experts. Writing for Medical Connectivity, William Hyman ends his review of the report on a cautionary note: "Health IT is caught in the corn maze of promise vs. usability and hazards. With quality design and thoughtful implementation, the exit may be found before nightfall. Without it, someone is going to have to call 911." Hyman last wrote for PSQH about aviation and patient safety.
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