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When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

... that their child may be the victim of medical errors while in the hospital, a new study has found. ... . "We need to address parents' concerns about errors and find ways to make them feel comfortable ... efforts to prevent medical errors." Medical errors are linked to 48,000 to 98,000 deaths a year in ...

Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

... treated fractures in children are one of the errors most frequently confirmed in the arbitration ... children, together with possible treatment errors and their consequences. Among treatment errors in children, the North German Arbitration Board ...

Cepheid Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

... the impact of the patent license amortization errors was not material to prior years' statements of ... the cumulative patent license amortization errors were material to the company's fiscal year 2009 ... amortization of intangible assets. As the errors were not material to prior years' financial ...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'

... consumer tips are based upon real life medical errors that have either occurred or were prevented in ... that patients and their families can help prevent errors by providing as much information as possible and ... re-published the "Speak Up"(TM): Help Prevent errors in Your Care" brochure, originally published by ...

Fastrack Automates Workflow For Homecare Providers

... patient and business relationships - Avoid making errors that can cost the provider patients and business ... use of their people and systems. Eliminates errors and Miscommunications - Ensures process consistency, eliminating errors and productivity problems due to items that tend ...

Don't Shoot the Printer - Troubleshooting Your Printer Problems

... problems, and it does not help that many printer errors are coded so mysteriously that it is hard for the ... problems, and it does not help that many printer errors are coded so mysteriously that it is hard for the ... printer users a walkthrough on specific printer errors or problems that they are experiencing. By ...

meridianEMR Completes Surescripts(R) Certification

... prescriptions are written, thereby reducing errors and increasing physician effectiveness. ... Americans are injured every year by medication errors and recommends that all prescriptions be written ... capabilities that eliminate prescription errors and reduce drug interaction risk." ...

Wrong dose of heart meds too frequent in children

... dose or end up on the wrong end of medication errors more often than older children, according to ... While the researchers found the highest number of errors among infants under the age of 1, they say ... children. "We found that cardiac medication errors happen in children, and they can happen every ...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory

... for prevention of RFOs. Medication errors Occurring in the Radiologic Services Department: ... the Authority specifically mentioned medication errors that occurred in care areas providing radiologic ... This article explores the issue of medication errors in radiology with some surprising results. Risk ...

Allscripts Clients Win Half of National 'E-Prescriber of the Year' Awards

... reduces Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) and medication errors that cause thousands of needless deaths in the ... "Through E-Prescribing, we've been able reduce errors due to handwriting mistakes and track patients ... and maintain strategic relationships; undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; ...

Innoventz Certified to Score Both the SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 Health Surveys

... and mathematical miscues are a few of the common errors in administering PROs during clinical trials. These kinds of errors have cost companies millions and delayed the ... necessary clinical trial data, simple formatting errors or minor programming mistakes can easily lead to ...

Study finds air traffic control tracking method reduces errors in trauma management

... patient data more effectively and with fewer errors compared with current hospital methods, primarily ... rooms or the discharge area. In addition, basic errors such as misidentifying which extremity needs to ... group, the air traffic control method had fewer errors than the traditional method in critical patient ...

Patient Advocates Educate Healthcare Quality Leaders

... his 13-month-old daughter, Taylor, to medical errors in the hospital environment, while Ilene Corina lost her three-year-old son, Michael, to medical errors post-hospitalization. Both have worked hard ... about patient safety and reducing medical errors through advocacy, education, and support. ...

Mayo study finds that team preop briefing improves communication, reduces errors

... team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted ... "Because of the complexity of what we do, errors do happen," says Dr. Sundt. "Each team member ... with cardiac surgery and trained to record errors and flow disruptions. When the briefings were ...

Mayo Study Finds That Team Preop Briefing Improves Communication, Reduces Errors

... team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted ... "Because of the complexity of what we do, errors do happen," says Dr. Sundt. "Each team member ... with cardiac surgery and trained to record errors and flow disruptions. When the briefings ...

Side discrepancy errors in radiology reports rare but often clinically significant

... Side discrepancy errors in radiology reports do occur and it is important ... and patients communicate well to help prevent errors in clinical management, according to a study ... General Hospital, Boston, MA. "Side discrepancy errors refer to instances when the side of the lesion is ...

U.S. Health Care System Fails to Protect Patients From Deadly Medical Errors

... Medicine Found Up To 98,000 Die From Preventable errors AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 ... the alarm about the widespread toll of medical errors in a groundbreaking report call "To Err is ... hospital-acquired infections and medication errors -- would not only improve patient care but also ...

SSI Group to Integrate Boston Software Systems' Boston WorkStation Into ClickON PREVENT

... healthcare facilities to avoid registration errors and reduce denials through real-time HL7 ... at the completion of each phase. "Reducing errors and improving claims management have become top ... the registration area, where most of the billing errors are made," said Steve Cohen, Chief Operating ...

Leading Healthcare Technology Companies Launch National Physician Education Program on Stimulus and Electronic Health Records

... (82 percent), their ability to avoid medication errors (86 percent), their communication with other ... to Health(TM) - improving quality, eliminating errors and lowering costs. Cisco prepares ... and maintain strategic relationships; undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; ...

More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results

... look at medical errors, and focus on the types of errors that patients make. While the study didn't attempt to rank which medical errors patients are most likely to make, the researchers did try to identify the types of errors patients might make. They found that ...

Electronic prescribing systems boost efficiency, may lead to improved quality of care

... personnel requirements and costs. Medication errors were recorded using a standard self-reporting ... the implementation of the system, 15 medication errors were identified (0.22 percent), and no trends ... errors. After implementation of the system, 10 errors (0.16 percent) occurred during the first six ...

Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts

... MONDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Medication errors and adverse drug reactions cost lives and dollars ... can work to reduce these mistakes. Medication errors are one of the most common medical errors, ... "It turns out that we commit about 1.5 errors per patient either for the admissions orders in ...

Movero Delivers Over 10,000 Training Sessions for Physicians Using Mobile ePrescription Applications

... mistakes are among the most common medical errors in the U.S., harming at least 1.5 million people ... order fulfillment accuracy, reduced manual errors and increased employee productivity due to the ... better outcomes with a reduced risk of medication errors and adverse events. Hospitals, providers and ...

MedSolutions Joins Call for Increased Attention on Diagnostic Errors

... errors. In their report (" Diagnostic errors - The Next Frontier for Patient Safety" - JAMA, ... Often unrecognized or unreported, diagnostic errors receive little attention despite the fact that ... roughly 5 percent of autopsies reveal diagnostic errors for which correct diagnosis and treatment could ...

Motorola Study Shows 80 Percent of Global Healthcare IT Executives Placing Increased Reliance on Mobility

... order fulfillment accuracy, reduced manual errors and increased employee productivity due to the ... mistakes are among the most common medical errors in the U.S., harming at least 1.5 million people ... Report Brief July 2006, Preventing Medication errors ...

Study: Every 1.7 minutes a Medicare beneficiary experiences a patient safety event

... group that save lives, save money and prevent errors at a higher rate than other U.S. hospitals. ... The sad fact is that many, if not most, of these errors are preventable. Patients shouldn't die or experience unnecessary harm as a result of medical errors in hospitals," said Rick May, MD, senior ...

Why Are Healthcare Information Manufacturers Free of All Liability When Their Products Can Result in Medical Errors?

... and healthcare technicians responsible for HIT errors because are presumed to be able to identify--and ... clinicians should be accountable for identifying errors resulting from faulty software or hardware," said Koppel. "But errors or lack of clarity in HIT software can create ...

Quantros Produces Video Detailing Enormous Problem of Preventable Medical Errors Plaguing The U.S. Healthcare System

... Unnecessarily Every Year From Preventable Medical errors San Francisco, CA ... of Americans who die from preventable medical errors annually. The company hopes that the sobering ... occur every year in the U.S. because of medical errors and more than half of them are preventable, ...

The Detroit Medical Center Pioneers New EMR System Preventing Medication Mistakes

... Medication Verification Will Help Eliminate errors Like The One That Nearly Killed Dennis Quaid's ... the risk of potentially dangerous medication errors by up to 90 percent, since it prohibits all ... each year, finding ways to reduce the rate of errors is of paramount concern for all of us." ...

Injected Medication Errors a Major Problem

... a new study reveals. Researchers monitored errors in 1,328 patients in 113 ICUs in 27 countries ... and colleagues identified 861 injected medication errors involving 441 patients. No errors occurred in 67 percent of patients, while 250 ...

'Patient Safety Can't Wait' - NQF Calls for Faster Spread of Safe Practices

... every time they receive care." Preventable errors cost the United States an estimated 98,000 lives ... cited as the most frequent root cause of medical errors accounting for more than 60 percent of events ... established techniques and routines that reduce errors and improve care. The webinars, which begin in ...

Press Ganey Releases Innovative Report to Assess Culture of Safety in U.S. Hospitals

... Report to assess the correlation between medical errors and the cultural impacts within the health care ... the many advances toward prevention, medical errors remain a significant problem in today's health ... The study found that "assessing blame for errors rather than addressing system failures as the ...

Patient Safety Awareness Week Tips and Tools

... to become a living organ donor, and preventing errors in care. The brochures can be found at ... you take and why you take them. Medicine errors are the most common health care mistakes. ... infections, medication errors, blood transfusion errors and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accidents. ...

Michigan Health & Hospital Association Sets Pace with Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Program

... taking proactive actions to identify medical errors and implement health care quality improvement protocols that will prevent the recurrence of errors and ultimately improve patient safety," said MHA ... best practices that will reduce medical errors and the quality of health care delivery. The MHA ...

IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration(TM) Goes Live at 55th Hospital

... 55 th , our customers are proof that medication errors can be eliminated at the bedside, and patient ... serious five rights-related medication errors has been documented in statistically significant ... nearly 2,400 medication administrations. Serious errors were defined to be the administration of the ...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases December Advisory

... ulcers. Medication errors with Bar Code Technology: While bar coding ... errors, reports in PA-PSRS show that some errors occur because healthcare providers fail to use ... This article discusses the process behind the errors and gives guidance to address the problems ...

Study Finds Failure to Include Nurses in Process of Admitting Errors to Patients, Families

... -- Even though nurses routinely disclose nursing errors to their patients, a new study published in the ... nurses from discussions to plan for or disclose errors can diminish the quality of the disclosure ... up a meeting with doctors. The study, "Disclosing errors to Patients: Perspectives of Registered Nurses," ...

Errors involving medications common in outpatient cancer treatment

... September 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006 showed that errors in medication were more common than previously ... by oncology patients. Of the 90 medication errors involving adults, 55 had the potential to harm the patient and 11 did cause harm. The errors included administration of incorrect medication ...

Reduction in antibody gene rearrangement in B cells related to type 1 diabetes, lupus

... indicative that not all autoimmunity is caused by errors in editing. A targeted, personalized approach may ... B or T cells wholesale," explains Prak. "Editing errors develop before B cells leave the bone marrow. ... be less likely to work in patients with editing errors because the self-attacking B cells can be ...

Joint Commission Alert: Prevent Technology-Related Health Care Errors

... that there is very little data on the number of errors directly caused by the increasing combined use of ... As an example, however, root cause analysis of errors shows that computerized medication orders and ... be mindful of the safety risks and preventable errors that these implementations can create or ...
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