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.
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.
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.
AHIMA has made an impression on Capitol Hill on the topic of voluntary patient safety identifiers, according to AHIMA’s Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, vice president, policy and government relations.
AHIMA’s campaign to improve patient safety through a voluntary patient safety identifier feels personal to a lot of people. For proof, look no further than the winner of AHIMA’s social media video contest.