Tag Archives: Safety

EHR shortcomings harm care coordination, risk patient safety, study finds

Dive Brief: Shortcomings in EHR design and functionality, workarounds and care team communication issues are putting patient care and safety at risk, according to a new PLOS One report. Rather than improve communications within care teams, EHRs often have the opposite effect, especially while clinicians are in the patient’s room. The researchers observed care teams during… Read More »

Media messages throw shade on sun safety

Some Australian media have been publishing inaccurate and conflicting information about vitamin D and safe sun exposure, research has found. Researchers reviewed more than 200 articles published between 2000 and 2017 and found that many journalists encouraged abandoning sun safety messages and glorified sun exposure for the sake of vitamin D. However, some journalists took… Read More »

OIG raises concerns about safety in long-term care hospitals

Dive Brief: Roughly one in five Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse events, and another 25% experienced temporary harmful events, according to a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). More than half (53%) of the adverse events patients suffered caused F level harm, meaning they prolonged the LTCH stay, became… Read More »