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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 | Monday, Jan 05, 2015
Taking multiple medications is common for many and doing so safely is an issue that’s becoming increasingly important, particularly for the elderly. In this post, IHI Executive Director Frank Federico, RPh, suggests some simple tips for safely managing polypharmacy. At IHI, Frank works in the areas of patient safety and the application of reliability principles in health care. He is faculty for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program and helped to develop the upcoming IHI Expedition ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Medication Safety
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