It Should Be Easy To Do the Right Thing (part 1)

Recent Research has shown that an alarming number of medical errors are based on communication gaps, either while taking patient history or during handoffs between care providers. In 2015, a benchmarking study conducted by CRICO (The Controlled Risk Insurance Company , providing coverage to Harvard affiliated medical organizations and their physicians) found that communication errors were responsible for over 1,700 deaths as well as additional costs of $ 1.7 billion, to the healthcare system.

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HealthcareIT News: Care coordination tech reduces readmissions, length of stay at Penn Medicine

Whether sharing information between a team of primary care doctors during the handoff process, communicating with consulting specialties or gathering information across multiple hospitalizations of the same patient, seamless and consistent data sharing is paramount for providing the highest level of care. While electronic health records have their place in

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