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Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology 
Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology 
Nearly 900 medication errors noted HIT as a contributing factor in reported events. The predominant systems cited in the events were the computerized prescriber order entry system, the pharmacy system, and the electronic medication administration record. 

 

Handoff Communications: A Systems Approach 
Using handoff processes that incorporate critical thinking and reasoning skills to address patient needs and providing handoff training and education are strategies to improve patient handoff communications. 
The Authority Celebrates Pennsylvania Healthcare Providers for Outstanding Patient Safety Efforts 
The Authority congratulates the individuals recognized for their efforts to improve patient safety in Pennsylvania’s healthcare facilities, and applauds their commitment. 
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Prevent retained surgical items 
Align information with patient's understanding 
Address topics about preventing patient harm 
See winners of annual "I Am Patient Safety" contest 
Prevent retained surgical items  Align information with patient's understanding  Address topics about preventing patient harm  See winners of "I Am Patient Safety" contest 
 
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