Minor mistakes, Major impact

Two articles in today’s post, both related to hospitals.

The first is, “For Hospitals, a Lot of Information Goes a Long Way,” The Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2016 R3.   The more non-medical information hospitals have on you, the better they can predict outcomes.  Marriage of Big Med and Big Data.  Or at least they’re dating.

The second is,“Wrong-Patient Errors Called Common,” The Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2016 A2.  Getting mundane bits of information wrong, like patient’s name, diet restrictions, and medications, can be deadly.

What’s the value of better information governance in the medical setting?

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