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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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Handwashing Policies in Healthcare Settings Ought to Include Patients

Hand hygiene for healthcare professionals and staff in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is a valuable strategy to reduce the spread of infection. But what about patients’ hand hygiene?

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Cell Phone Use Poses Significant Risks in Healthcare Settings

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.

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