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Addressing Mistaken Identity in Healthcare Settings

Mistaken identity compromises patient safety, and MLMIC wants to alert policyholders to the need for protocols that can prevent such errors.

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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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