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'To Err is Human' co-author Molly Joel Coye: Improvement on medical errors 'not enough'

The healthcare industry has made progress in reducing medical errors over the past 15 years, but it's not enough, according to Molly Joel Coye, M.D., chief innovation officer of UCLA Health and a co-author of the watershed "To Err is Human" report 

ECRI top hazards: Alarms, data integrity, cybersecurity, device recalls

For the fourth year in a row, alarm fatigue tops the ECRI Institute's Top 10 list of health technology hazards. Meanwhile, cybersecurity has elbowed its way up the list of threats--and recall management makes a debut appearance.

UM's Sue Schade: Women advancing in health IT careers, but there's more to do

More women are working in the health IT field, but there's still more work to do, says Sue Schade, chief information officer at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.

Study: Barriers impact use of public health data

Despite an increase in health data collection--barriers remain to gaining and using the information to improve care, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Cybersecurity remains a priority for provider organizations

As cyberthreats in healthcare continue to grow, security remains a top priority for provider organizations, according to a new report published by IDC Health Insights.

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