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The texting debate: beneficial means of communication or safety and security risk?

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. June 2017.

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July 12, 2017

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. June 2017.

Adopting new technologies in health care can have unintended consequences that diminish patient safety. This newsletter article explores the impact of texting in health care, reviews both improvements and problems associated with the practice, and notes limited understanding regarding their occurrence. A past WebM&M commentary discussed problems stemming from an interruption caused by texting.