Sources: Pa Patient Saf Advis [abstract], Pediatrics [abstract], JAMIA [abstract], Bloomberg
quote: You have got to be really dumb or on the ignorant side about your own health if you got the wrong medication. I always read the paperwork that comes with the drugs and do some research first before taking any drugs because I understand no human is perfect. My life is in my hands and my responsibility.
quote: The problems is not the system but the people operating it. It's entirely different than what they are used to. The increase in errors is because more hospitals are adopting the new systems. The major complaints and problems pretty much tells you operating errors. Transition is always hard and sometimes chaotic
quote: how would you do at sewing things back together with suture that requires magnification to even see, and having to do it on something moving in multiple directions at the same time, and do it well every time, and do it quickly every time, or the patient may not survive?
quote: When people stop wanting to learn, that's when we have a problem.
quote: Ah, the voice of someone who thinks they can learn and do anything. Learning about something and being truly skilled enough to do it well are 2 entirely different things. It takes a level of skill that even few surgeons have, let alone other specialists, to do what I described. I'm not one of them, but I do things well that few CV surgeons can do well - we all have our own fields of expertise.
quote: By the way, physicians have historically been rapid adopters of complex technology (often difficult to master) that actually saves lives in field
quote: ... with a GUI system clearly and concisely laid out with assistance from those who will use it.
quote: I imagine nurses would use this type of software quite regularly, if not more-so, than doctors and I'm not sure if we get input from them.
quote: This kind of thing should receive the same attention to detail as DAL-A or DAL-B coding for aerospace.... but what is the betting that it was fired out the door by the cheapest bidder ASAP by a bunch of grads with one or two experienced leads. The usual bean-counter approach of "Doing this will cost us $X"... without any mention of "Not doing this will cost us $X+Y".
quote: If paper records had been in place, unless someone had been using disappearing ink, this would not have happened.