Ensuring Patient Safety in an Emergency Situation

Imagine this scenario: Someone is lying on the sidewalk, having a seizure or unconscious. A passerby calls 911. An ambulance soon arrives and the EMTs need to know which medications this person is taking so that they don’t give them something that could cause complications. Similarly, in an emergency room, attending physicians must quickly determine…

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Top 10 Hospital Patient Safety Issues: Part 1

Since 2009, the ECRI institute has released an annual report identifying the top 10 patient safety issues based on approximately 2 million event reports, expert analyses, and other factors. While not comprehensive of all current patient safety issues, the list is meant to be used as a starting point for discussions and priority setting. Upon…

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Quality of Care: Ways Your EMR Might Be Letting You Down

An electronic medical record (EMR) system can be a tremendously valuable tool. When used effectively, EMRs can help streamline workflow, enhance accuracy of diagnosis and treatment, reduce data entry errors, boost productivity, strengthen data privacy and security, and much more. On a broader scale, these benefits can help improve the overall quality of care delivered…

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Improving Patient Safety Begins with Improved Patient Data

A 2016 analysis by Johns Hopkins patient safety experts revealed that more than 250,000 deaths every year are attributable to medical error. Those are the worst-case scenarios. An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety primer on “Adverse Events, Near Misses, and Errors” references studies that report 4.65 injuries to patients per 100 hospitalizations…

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Cureatr, A Better Care Company that Fills in the Blanks

Interview with Richard Resnick, Cureatr CEO Cureatr recently announced Richard Resnick as their Chief Executive Officer. With over 15 years of experience in the venture capital startup world, Resnick’s veteran leadership signifies a new vision for the healthcare IT company, one that helps hospitals run more efficiently, helps clinicians better care for their patients, and…

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