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Parikh R. MIT Technol Rev. October 23, 2018.
Computerized decision support and artificial intelligence (AI) are being utilized to enhance decision-making in health care. This magazine article explains how artificial intelligence presents clinicians with an opportunity to improve practice by reducing cognitive load when determining appropriate diagnoses and treatment decisions.
Epstein H. The Atlantic. November 17, 2015.
Recent emphasis on diagnostic error has raised awareness of the problem. This magazine article discusses how the wide range of diseases to be considered by pediatricians and challenges associated with children's ability to recognize and describe their symptoms contribute to diagnostic complexity in this specialty.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 26, 2015.
In light of the recent IOM report on improving diagnosis, this newspaper article features an interview with Hardeep Singh, a nationally recognized expert in diagnostic errors. The interview explores his work to measure diagnostic errors, understand factors that contribute to them, and how technology and education can enhance diagnostic reasoning.
Community-based health coaches and care coordinators reduce readmissions using information technology to identify and support at-risk Medicare patients after discharge.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. July 30, 2014.
This article describes an intervention that trained health coaches to use mobile technology to assess the health status of recently discharged Medicare patients, first during an in-home visit 48 hours after leaving the hospital and then with weekly phone calls over a 3-week period. The program resulted in decreased readmission rates and significant cost savings.
Rabin RC, Kaiser Health News. Washington Post. March 31, 2014.
This newspaper article reports on factors contributing to physician burnout and describes obstacles to resolving it. Burnout in the primary care setting was often related to business aspects such as insurance payments, managing staff, and increased oversight. Physician happiness was found to be tied to patient satisfaction, and electronic medical record use was perceived to impede meaningful interaction.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 28, 2013;18:1-5.
This report analyzes the types of vaccines most commonly associated with errors and identifies concerns related to vaccine prescribing, dispensing, and administration.
Carlowe J. Nursing Times. April 28, 2009.
This article focuses on the National Health Service's interest in patient safety in general practice settings and efforts to expand research in this area.
Friedley NJ. Med Econ. October 17, 2008;85:34-38.
This continuing education activity includes an article discussing medication errors in the context of ambulatory care and provides a medication safety plan for primary care practices.
Gould M. Health Service Journal. September 15, 2008:22-24.
This article describes the state of general practitioner incident reporting in the United Kingdom.
Tarkan L. New York Times. September 14, 2008;Health section:7.
This article describes how medical errors may cause serious harm in pediatric patients and offers tips for hospitals and parents to foster safe treatment.
Dembner A. Boston Globe. July 3, 2006;Health Science section:A1.
This article reports on the movement to improve care in nursing homes in order to decrease unnecessary hospitalizations for elderly patients.
Cohen ML. Med Econ. 2005 Sep 16;82:45-46, 48.
This brief article explains how to prepare an outpatient clinic code cart to respond to in-office emergencies.