June 1, 2015
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Emergency providers have so much to do it is hard to justify adding one more task to their already full plates. However, when the right resources are in place, there is increasing evidence that EDs can play a pivotal role in preventing victims of violence from becoming enmeshed in a cycle that brings them or associates back to the ED with similar injuries again and again.
Study: Emergency providers often lack consensus on what patients intend when end-of-life forms come into play
A new study suggests there is a lack of consensus or understanding about what patients intend when they fill out Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment forms, and that this likely leads to patients either receiving or not receiving treatment contrary to their wishes.
Clean up coding practices to maximize revenue, minimize compliance issues, and be optimally prepared for ICD-10
ICD-10 implementation is priority No.1 for nearly every hospital.
TJC: HCOs need to be on alert for HIT problems related to sociotechnical factors, take steps to improve safety culture, process, and leadership
It’s no secret that for all of the efficiencies that health information technology (HIT) brings to the table, there are also immense challenges that go along with safely using tools that, in many cases, alter workflow, documentation, and the way providers interact with patients. Of particular concern is the potential for patient harm that can result when systems are poorly designed or implemented, raising the possibility that information will be miscommunicated or entered incorrectly.