Health Information Management

Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert addresses technology-related healthcare errors

HIM-HIPAA Insider, December 16, 2008

Computerized provider order entry and EHRs are just two of the many technologies that could lead to healthcare errors and therefore deserve providers’ full attention, according to a December 11 Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert. The Alert addresses several common technology-related healthcare errors and reminds providers to be wary of the safety risks and preventable adverse events that these technologies can create or perpetuate.

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