This blog focuses on the intersections of compliance, governance, and information. Most of the postings are about failures to govern appropriately, non-compliance, or the misuse of information. This one is different.
“Hospitals Use Alerts to Curb Unnecessary Care,” The Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2017 R2. Digital alerts embedded in patients’ medical records used to prevent or reduce medical errors (or lapses in the treating physicians’ memories). See also several other articles in the same report, many of which describe the use of technology to solve some of the information problems in the practice of medicine.
The problem with information is that we have so much, it’s hard to access what we need to when we need to. Having it is not enough; you have to use it to get value.