In an effort to provide the healthcare industry with information regarding safety topics that warrant the attention of facilities and providers, ECRI Institute publishes an annual list: Top Ten Health Technology Hazards. The 2019 list, available here, “represents problems that can be avoided or risks that can be minimized through careful management of technologies.”
Diagnostic error, opioid safety and care coordination top ECRI Institute’s 2018 list of “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations.”
ECRI Institute’s annual top 10 list of patient safety concerns may be used to conduct patient safety discussions, set priorities and target areas for improvement.
A new report from NIST explores the use of “copy and paste” functionality, specifically how it may lead to errors that could affect patient safety.