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Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH; November 2008
A woman with diabetes is admitted to a teaching hospital in July. An intern, who received training at a hospital where only paper orders were used, mistakenly chose the wrong form for the insulin order. As a result, the insulin dose was not adjusted for the patient's NPO (nothing by mouth) status, and she became unresponsive.
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Enhancing pediatric safety: assessing and improving resident competency in life-threatening events with a computer-based interactive resuscitation tool.
Lerner C, Gaca AM, Frush DP, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2009;39:703-709.
Use of a computerized interactive algorithm significantly improved residents' ability to correctly manage simulated cases of anaphylactic shock.
Wetzel TG. Health Data Manage. 2011 Feb;19:86, 88, 90 passim.
This article discusses how several health care organizations used health information technology to improve organizational transparency.