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By Doug Bonacum | Friday, Apr 03, 2015
Doug Bonacum, Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, is faculty for IHI’s Patient Safety Executive Development Program. In this interview with IHI Content Development Manager Jo Ann Endo, Bonacum talks about the fundamental changes necessary for the future of patient safety while also reinforcing the continual need for patient safety basics.Watch a video of Doug Bonacum discussing patient safety ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Reliable Processes, Health Information Technology (HIT), Human Factors, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Teamwork, Communication
By Kimberly Mitchell | Friday, Jan 23, 2015
Technology meant to help patients can also put them at risk. According to Dr. David Classen, faculty for IHI's Improving Patient Safety with Health Technology Expedition, the rapid implementation of health IT over the last 10 years has unintentionally exacerbated risks to patient safety. In this post, Dr. Classen describes the need for a continuous learning system to help address workarounds, glitches, and the unintended consequences of health technology.Q What are the main reasons health techno ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Health Information Technology (HIT), Redesign Processes and Systems
By Frank Federico | Friday, Nov 21, 2014
The use of health technology has grown exponentially in the past few decades, and the proliferation and complexity of this technology has led to new risks to patient safety. In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, IHI Executive Director and patient safety expert, Frank Federico, describes the keys to success for using health technology safely. Frank helped develop the upcoming IHI Expedition on Improving Patient Safety with Health Technology. Watch video with Frank Fede ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Health Information Technology (HIT)
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