Statement by CHIME Board Chair Marc Probst and CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO, on Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of medical errors

The Johns Hopkins Medicine study raises serious concerns about patient safety in the nation’s hospitals. One death due to a medical error is too many. Improving quality of care and patient safety is the top priority for College of Healthcare Information Management Executive (CHIME) members. First and foremost is making sure that patients are properly identified when they walk into a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office. Unfortunately, the lack of a national patient identification system results in some patients being misidentified. The safety implications of that are immense. According to a 2012 survey, 20 percent of CHIME . . .

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