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Month: July 2018

Quality And Safety Not Efficiency: Why We’ve Been Selling The Wrong Message on EMRs

Quality And Safety Not Efficiency: Why We’ve Been Selling The Wrong Message on EMRs

… hospitals accidentally harm a lot of people, and much of this could be prevented using clinical decision support to assist in providing safety checking and the application of the latest medical knowledge at the point of care.  In that context, a more appropriate message to be sold in EMR business cases would be “EMRs – more work, to deliver improved safety to patients”*.   In recent weeks I’ve been working with a number of health organisations who have implemented…

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