Patient safety and quality improvement

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About Patient safety and quality improvement

The discipline of patent safety and quality improvement seeks to reduce medical errors due to poor communication, system failures and other factors. Through "near-miss" and adverse event reporting, health care organizations can discover the common causes of errors and take action to encourage patient safety and quality improvement. Find resources about patient safety initiatives at the federal and state level and learn how to overcome common EHR safety issues.