HIT data breaches top patient safety concern

While data integrity failures within health IT systems only ranked fourth on the ECRI Institute's list of top healthcare technology hazards published last fall, when it comes to patient safety concerns, they rank No. 1. What's more, according to ECRI's latest top 10 patient safety concerns list, published this month, "poor care coordination with patient's next level of care" ranked second, making for an unenviable one-two punch for health IT. Data integrity failures can include data entry errors, missing data or delayed data entry, inappropriate use of default values, copying and pasting and more, according to the report. Read the full article at FierceHealthIT

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