Proposed changes to HIPAA and HITECH may affect covered entities and business associates in 2022. Now is the time to consider any effects, and respond accordingly. The modifications could require updates to policies and procedures, notices of privacy practices, forms, business associate agreements, and other HIPAA-related compliance issues.
Many patients’ medication lists contain errors when they are admitted through the ED. South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, MA, addressed the problem by changing its electronic health record software and more directly involving pharmacy staff. The hospital improved patient safety by recognizing more errors on the lists.
Patients unhappy when clinicians focus on screens, not them
May 17, 2016
Electronic health records and various devices bring countless benefits to the healthcare experience, but evidence is mounting that EHRs also threaten quality and patient satisfaction when clinicians spend too much time looking at a screen instead of the patient.