• Newspaper/Magazine Article
  • Published June 2017

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

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.

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