- November 3, 2017 - November 3, 2021
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
DATE: Friday, November 3, 2017 3 PM Pacific / 6 PM Eastern
SPEAKER: Linda Best, MSW
AHDI-APPROVED CEC: 1 ML (Medicolegal)
More than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical blunders and safety lapses making fatal medical errors the third leading cause of death. This shocking statistic was recently reported in a BMJ report and has far-reaching impact for both clinicians and consumers. This session will review key factors about medical care gone wrong and the difficulties in capturing data on adverse medical events. It will highlight why we all should be concerned about the inadequate reporting of medical errors and how we can contribute towards identifying and preventing potentially fatal medical errors.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Linda Best worked in a multihospital healthcare system in upstate New York for 23 years managing numerous departments including medical records, discharge planning, utilization review, and registration. After leaving hospital administration, she became chief operating officer for a medical transcription company serving 125 accounts with 1,500 clinicians producing more than a million lines per month. Linda retired after 14 years and now serves on the board of directors of United Health Services Hospitals and UHS Home Care. She is Vice President of Tyrrell Software, LLC, providing subject matter expertise and customer support for TQAudit, a healthcare documentation quality management system.
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