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ECRI Releases Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017

ECRI Institute has released its 2017 list of healthcare technology hazards – problems that can be avoided through careful management of technologies. The list can be used to enhance patient safety efforts.

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Standardizing Handoff Communication Improves Patient Safety

During care transitions, it is essential to ensure that pertinent information is provided to the individual(s) assuming the care of the patient.

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Simple Written Instructions Improve Patient Compliance

A recent study showed a significant increase in patients’ proper use of pre-operative medications when they were provided with simple written instructions.

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KHN: Clinicians Ignore EHR Alerts 49-96% of the Time

Efforts are underway by companies who create EHRs to design and implement health IT systems that produce more targeted and relevant alerts to decrease alert fatigue, while still providing beneficial warnings.

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