October 2009

First, Do No Harm: The Role of Medication Reconciliation in Reducing Preventable Errors

December 10, 2009

Feature Articles

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations states that medication errors continue to be one of the most frequent causes of preventable harm in healthcare. As Tangalos sees it, electronic and IT solutions hold the greatest promise to eliminate these errors.

The End of the Paper Trail: One Pediatric Hospital's Experience with the Transition to a Fully Electronic Health Record

December 10, 2009

Feature Articles

Surveys show that more than 90% of US hospitals do not use even a basic EHR, despite the improvements to efficiency, care coordination, and patient safety to be gained by implementing an EHR. Some hospitals, however, have been quick to recognize the benefits of EHRs, and have already taken steps to prepare for a paperless future.