Tag: Medical errors

Doctors with multiple malpractice suits become insurance company medical directors

Editor’s Note An investigation by the nonprofit organization ProPublica and the Capital Forum revealed many doctors with a history of malpractice cases now serve as insurance company medical directors—a role with major influence on decisions that impact patient outcomes. According to a December 15 article in ProPublica, the organizations used…

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By: Brita Belli
December 15, 2023
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Leadership session: Empowering Your Team to Ensure Patient Safety

Editor's Note What is a hard stop? “Think about it,” Amy Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, education coordinator for the OR Business Management Conference, urged this year’s OR Manager Conference attendees. “You all know what a hard stop is, and I know all of you have had hard stops. But…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 20, 2023
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Issues with EHR shown to contribute to diagnostic errors

Editor's Note A qualitative study funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published in JAMA Network Open in April 2023 found that a majority of diagnostic errors are "at least partially caused by problems with electronic health records" (EHR), the American Organization for Nursing Leadership May 9…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 12, 2023
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