In my previous podcast, number 152, Nancy Michaels talked about her experience as a patient and the possibility there were medical errors in her care. We understand all the imperfections of handwritten medical records, and we know that electronic medical records have their own set of issues
There are multiple ways in which users contribute to errors that can harm patients. Heated discussions take place among physicians about having a standardized order set for all the orders.
Listen in as Pat Iyer chats about these points
- What are some of the ways medical record errors harm patients
- How facilities get gaps of information and also the negative consequences.
- The risk factors that contribute to electronic medical errors and how to spot them
- The danger when healthcare providers turn off alerts that are built into the system
- Why the legal nurse consultant is invaluable in reviewing electronic medical records
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Elizabeth L. Bewley is President & CEO of Pario Health Institute and the author of Killer Cure: Why Health Care is the Second Leading Cause of Death in America And How to Ensure That It’s Not Yours. She was an executive with Johnson & Johnson for 20 years. She became interested in patient safety after she had personal experiences with health care that almost led to her death.
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Pat Iyer has been a legal nurse consultant since 1987 when she first began reviewing cases as an expert witness. She achieved national prominence through her texts and many contributions to the legal nurse consulting field. She uses all of the tips in this podcast to get control of her LNC off