and dropped appointments, and improves patient safety, satisfaction, and objectives (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2015). Standardized Electronic Medical Records Many providers use their EHRs in a nonstandard manner, rarely considering how this may affect them in the event of a malpractice. The risk of malpractice increases when patients transfer healthcare providers, which is why a standardized EHR system is important. Standardizing not only helps healthcare organizations meet financial needs, it also enhances patient safety and goals. Every dimension of EHR selection is subject to examination in the course of malpractice. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) states that healthcare organizations are covered entities and responsible for preserving the integrity of patient health records, not the vendor, consultant or system integrator; which further validates the importance of a standardized EHR. Conclusion In conclusion a large responsibility lies on us and our health care organization to make patient safety our top concern. Proper training and hiring the best possible staff can help us eliminate the risk and probability of medical malpractice. While understanding that we are only human and mistakes are inevitable at times, there are a lot of steps that can be taken to prevent human error. As long as we understand the medical malpractice process we can find ways to overcome it.
Malpractice 8 References Adverse health care events reporting system. (2009). Retrieved from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2015). Use the Teach-Back Method: Took #5. Retrieved from - resources/tools/literacy-toolkit/healthlittoolkit2-tool5.html Cutler, D.M. (2010) The Impact of Health Reform on Health System Spending, retrieved from - of-healt-reform-on-health-system-spending/ Harris, D. M. (2014). Contemporary issues in healthcare law and ethics (4th ed.). Chicago, IL : Health Administration Press. Law Doctors, (2017). Stages of a Medical Malpractice Care. Retrieved by - case.html Ottawa, ON. (2009). Reporting and responding to adverse events: A medical liability perspective [Diagram A- Response To Adverse Event]. Retrieved January 23, 2017, from - liability-perspective
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 8 pages?
- Fall '14
- medical care, Medical malpractice, Ottawa, Medical Malpractice Care