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Medical Errors In ICUs To Be Addressed

Posted by Holly Haines on December 19, 2012

A $16 million research grant from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will allow healthcare institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Philips Research North America and the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group to address medical errors in intensive care units among the Medicare and Medicaid populations. 

According to Health Tech Zone, "Around 27 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have some sort of medical error during their treatment, mainly due to information overload on the part of healthcare professionals."

The institutions have been awarded to improve critical care by building a cloud-based medical decision support system.

We're grateful that CMMI has recognized the commitment of our physicians, scientists and collaborators to drive patient-centered, high-value care,” said Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO at Mayo Clinic. “We remain constant in our unfailing focus on meeting the needs of patients.”

The goal of the new program is to reduce medical errors through an effective use of technology which should improve communication among healthcare professionals.

Holly Haines

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