Tag: patient safety
It is important for healthcare providers to remain vigilant regarding the exchange of sensitive, protected patient personal health information (PHI) over electronic devices.
The personal use of cell phones poses a significant risk in healthcare settings as it may distract physicians and staff from the tasks at hand.
Lack of health literacy can make effective communication with patients a challenge. At stake may be inability to comply with treatment regimens, give informed consent and use medication properly.
Ineffective communication and transfer of patient information has been associated with medical errors, patient harm and patient dissatisfaction.