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ECRI’s top health tech hazards for 2020 include EHR errors, alert fatigue, missing MRI data

For its new annual assessment of healthcare technology dangers, the nonprofit safety group ECRI Institute points to misuse of surgical staplers as the top hazard. But a few major health IT risks also round out the list. WHY IT MATTERSECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020 is meant to keep healthcare leaders informed about… Read More »

Cerner EHR alert helps Missouri provider reduce blood transfusion rate, save $1 million

Blood transfusion can be lifesaving, but it is not widely known that up to 40-50 percent of blood transfusions in the U.S. are unnecessary, according to the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2017. When used inappropriately, they can harm patients, generate excessive costs, and waste an important, limited resource. THE PROBLEM University… Read More »