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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 16, 2017;22:1-5.
Texting medication orders is convenient for providers, but there are concerns associated with safety and security risks. This newsletter article reviews the results of a national survey on the use of provider text messaging in health care. Participants reported problems such as misidentification of patients, autocorrection errors, and misunderstood abbreviations that can contribute to medication errors.
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.
Eban K. Self Magazine. November 2011.
This magazine article reports on cases in which outsourcing the interpretation of radiology tests contributed to patient harm.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
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.
Stires D. Fortune Magazine. May 15, 2006:130-132, 134, 136.
This article reports on the U.S. Veterans Health Administration's successful adoption of health information technology and how it has improved care.