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Joint Commission releases sentinel event statistics for first half of 2013
According to a report released by The Joint Commission, 446 sentinel events occurred during the first half of 2013. The report, released by the accreditation agency in October, provides a glimpse at some of the leading issues plaguing hospitals and some insight into what is causing these errors.
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority identifies EHR errors related to default values
A recent advisory released by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory (PPSA) in September 2013 focuses on one aspect of EHRs that has been particularly challenging in terms of improving patient safety.
FDA releases final rule on unique device identifiers
They say that good things come to those who wait, and professionals in just about every sector of healthcare have been patiently waiting-nearly six years, in fact-for the FDA's final ruling on unique device identifiers (UDI) for medical devices, with the expectation that the new system will provide needed changes regarding medical device safety.
The PSMJ staff trainer
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PSMJ 2013 Index
Use this handy index to reference all articles in PSMJ in 2013.
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