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June 11, 2012  2:42 PM

Using a team-based approach in health care to reduce lab errors



Posted by: AnneSteciw
barcode technology, ECRI Institute, lab errors, patient safety, patient safety organizations

Despite what "The Non-Fat Yogurt" episode of Seinfeld would have us believe, the majority of lab errors in the health care industry do not actually occur in the lab. Errors can happen any time during the preanalytic,...

May 31, 2012  1:07 PM

New venture uses social media to share stories of patient harm



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
facebook, health care social media, patient harm, patient safety organizations

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

There has been a lot of talk and debate regarding the utility of


October 20, 2011  11:11 AM

AAMI glossary helps standardize terms for adverse event reporting



Posted by: AnneSteciw
adverse event reporting, device safety, medical devices, patient safety organizations

When it comes to the use of medical devices, adverse event reporting is a key factor in maintaining patient safety. Data collected from adverse event reports can be...


March 30, 2010  9:29 AM

Stage 2 meaningful use criteria already in the crosshairs



Posted by: JeanD
Meaningful use, patient safety organizations

Stage 1 meaningful use requirements aren't yet finalized, but policymakers and industry stakeholders are already turning their eyes to what might be coming down the pike for Stage 2. By 2012, providers will have to begin implementing Stage 2 requirements, whatever they might be. The Centers for...


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