Friday, April 17, 2009

No new NPSGs for 2010

Earlier this month, the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) announced that there will no new NPSGs for 2010. Translated: there will be no new National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) next year. Are you current on the NPSGs for 2009? If not, then take a look at them here:
http://www.jointcommission.org/patientsafety/nationalpatientsafetygoals/

Patient safety issues are becoming increasingly important as patients get older and require more medications. My hope is that the increased use of electronic health records (EHRs) will improve patient safety and result in fewer medical errors. Speaking of patient safety, are you up-to-date on your risk management CME? More and more states now require risk management CME credits in order for you to renew your medical license.

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