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Patient Safety: Do You Know Your PSI Factor?

Author: Hyde, Linda A.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Introduction

The issue of patient safety has generated much discussion and debate in recent years. The term patient safety has been used to encompass many areas affecting patient care such as medication errors, patient injuries, or complications. Numerous articles have looked at ways in....

On the Line

Author: Quinsey, Carol Ann

Source: AHIMA Q and A | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004


Q: Can clinical information system design influence patient safety or the quality of care?
A: In an era of increasingly complex clinical information systems, the time may have come to ask whether systems might contribute to problems during follow-up and investigation of patient care inci....

HIM Professionals Key to Patient Safety

Author: Servais, Cheryl

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


In January 2003, the Joint Commission made 11 recommendations for patient safety. HIM professionals play critical and supporting roles in implementing these recommendations. This article will discuss some of the recommendations, with examples of their use in various aspects of an HIM departmen....

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