Variable Success Rates Demonstrated by Pediatric Drug Error Prevention Systems

The combination of CPOE and clinical decision support programs are meant to provide a robust safeguard against improper medication dosing in the pediatric population, but a new study suggests that the use of such systems within an EHR have varied results.

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AHIMA, Stakeholder Groups Urge Lawmakers to Advance Patient Identity Solutions

Efforts to lift the federal ban against allowing Congress to discuss patient identity solutions is picking up momentum, with AHIMA joining provider, payer, and health IT stakeholder groups in asking legislators to make the issue a priority.

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Can Data Save a Life?
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Can Data Save a Life?

The ability to provide an advocate to be present for each patient is not currently possible or feasible. But what if it was? A new smart phone application is currently being tested that will provide a giant step forward in helping a patient safely navigate a hospital stay.

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Inadequate Coding Means Medical Error-Related Deaths Are Underreported, Study Says

A high-profile new study, published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States—but that it is not listed as such because of the way cause of death is coded and reported.

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Electronic Prescribing Systems Are Error-Prone, Survey Finds

The very technology created to reduce medication prescribing errors has been shown to have subpar results in catching drug interactions, dosage mistakes, and other errors, according to a new report.

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