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5 Ways to Improve Patient Safety in the Medical Office

By May 23, 2012

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  1. The Use of EHR: One important safety feature of an EHR is medication management. Physicians have instant access to what types of medication a patient is taking to reduce adverse reactions and medication errors
  2. Safety Culture Surveys: Safety culture surveys are great tools to open awareness about any issues within a medical office that can lead to situations that can harm a patient.
  3. Speak Up about Patient Safety: Patient safety is a priority. Physicians, nurses, office staff and even patient families have a role in making healthcare safe. Join JCAHO in the SPEAK UP initiatives.
  4. Emergency Treatment: Health care professionals have a responsibility to provide medical treatment to any person with an emergency medical condition.
  5. Patient Flow Assessment: A patient flow assessment can help identify what areas of the medical office that could lead to possible patient safety issues.

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