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A new report from the nonprofit patient safety organization pinpoints risks from EHRs, mobile health, behavioral health, clinician burnout, and more.
- ECRI Institute’s 2019 list of concerns addresses systemic issues facing health systems, such as behavioral health, clinician burnout, and skills development.
- The report also highlights ongoing clinical issues with infections from peripheral IV lines, sepsis, and anti-microbial stewardship.
- In the outpatient setting, at least 30% of antibiotic use is unnecessary.
“Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, president and CEO, ECRI Institute. “This guidance can help healthcare leaders and clinicians save lives.”
Healthcare providers rely on EHRs to help with clinical decision support and tracking test results. But that technology is just one tool in the diagnostic process, said William Marella, executive director of operations and analytics, at ECRI Institute PSO.