Posts Tagged with quality

by adgrooms on January 8, 2020

We all make mistakes. In healthcare, mistakes can have consequences that can vary from losing a few seconds of time to affecting patient outcomes. In hindsight, many mistakes can be avoided, and better procedures are implemented to avoid making the mistake again. In the ongoing effort to eliminate mistakes and provide a better quality of care, sometimes it is beneficial to borrow processes ...

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by adgrooms on November 30, 2019

Healthcare is plagued by constant attacks from hackers trying to obtain valuable patient health information (PHI). Unfortunately, some succeed, keeping healthcare on edge, hoping that they won't be the next breach. As we talk about building better healthcare software, security is an important part of the conversation. It is imperative to keep PHI secure, but as healthcare moves toward a ...

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by adgrooms on April 30, 2019

In healthcare, making an administrative choice to use a piece of software in a clinical setting or not isn’t quite the same decision as making a choice to operate on someone or not. However, that software could affect the decision to operate on someone, and should not be discounted.

As with deciding on how to treat a patient, a variety of information and factors should be considered when ...

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by jantzl on April 9, 2019

There has been much said about how programmers and the software industry have done medicine wrong, particularly with the alert-laden, click-hampered, non-interoperable EHR systems (Don't get me started on EMRs. That will be another rant on another day.).

That sounds funny, but I don't, at all, take it lightly. It makes me mad as hell.

It's not a clear-cut issue but as a software ...

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by adgrooms on April 6, 2019

Have you ever considered throwing your computer out of the window because you feel like it’s wasting your time? It’s probably not the computer’s fault, so you can rule out that action. You probably have poorly designed software.

Why do we use technology? Is it because it makes our life easier and more efficient? Most of the time it does, but there is some variance in quality and attention ...

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