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Improving the critical thinking skills of care team members can create a stronger team, improve resident outcomes and help reduce resident injury and malpractice claims.
Cyber criminals are highly motivated to target health care organizations; a medical record on the dark web sells for triple the cost of any other record.
Documentation not only serves as a defense against allegations of malpractice but is also a primary mechanism for communication among the entire care team.
The quality of documentation is a critical factor in reducing harm and supporting care in the event of a malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Harm events, malpractice claims and lawsuits can drain the passion and compassion of even the most confident health care professional.
While every harm event may be unique on the surface, there are common fundamental steps that can help organizations improve, learn and heal.
Investigating a harm event rapidly and thoroughly allows for earlier insight into the contributory causes and identification of preventive measures to avoid recurrence.
To respond effectively in the first crucial moments after a harm event, care teams need both a system for early reporting and a culture that supports it.