The Danger to Patients When Health Information Privacy Isn’t Protected

Fifty-seven percent of consumers claiming experience with hospital, physician, or ancillary provider technology in 2016 reported being skeptical of the overall benefits of health information technologies such as patient portals, mobile apps, and EHRs, mainly because of recently reported data hacking and a perceived lack of privacy protections.

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Patient Safety Technology

Although some emerging technology promises a patient safety cure-all, hospitals need to evaluate clinician workflow before implementing new gadgets. In the 21st century, technology offers a solution to just about any everyday problem. Don’t know that actor that just came onto your screen? Log onto the IMDB app. Need directions? Just type the address into … Continued

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Do Not Let “Depo-” Medications Be a Depot for Mistakes

The problem: Today, several longstanding medications are available on the market with names that begin with the prefix “Depo-,” meaning they are administered via a depot injection that deposits the drug into localized tissue from which it is gradually absorbed by surrounding tissue.

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