Can Patient Pics in the Electronic Health Record Cut Identity Mistakes in the ER?
Aug 07, 2019
Tom A. Augello, CRICO
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Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS
About two in every 1,000 patient orders in the fast-paced, high-pressure ER environment involve the wrong patient. The following talk is called Adding Photos to the Electronic Health Record: Reducing Wrong Patient Orders in the Emergency Department. It was presented in June 2019 as part of a patient safety grant program sponsored by CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions. Our presenter is Dr. Adam Landman, emergency room physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and the Chief Information Officer for Brigham Health.
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