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NY annual report: Manual data management source for infections and errors in hospitals

Posted by Tim Dreyer

September 16, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Over the last weeks, several states published their annual reports on hospital-acquired infections.

One important determination the New York’s annual report makes is that hospitals need to integrate health information technology systems to enhance infection prevention and reporting efforts.

Seventy percent of hospitals are still entering data manually!

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An effective way to prevent infections and medication errors is to use positive patient ID solutions – starting from 2-D bar coded wristbands to mobile bedside specimen labeling.

We do have some great examples of how hospitals measurably reduced error rates, improved patient safety and found an easier way for caregivers to do their jobs efficiently and effectively:

Read South Vermont hospital: http://www.zebra.com/casestudy

See Morristown Memorial Video Case Study: http://www.zebra.com/video-casestudy

Read the original article: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/14133/

Read the whole report: http://www.nyhealth.gov/statistics/facilities/hospital/hospital_acquired_infections/

Topics: Healthcare, Patient Safety, Wristbands, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA