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Tracking Data in the Office Environment

ERICKSON, TY B. MD, FACOG

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2010 - Volume 53 - Issue 3 - pp 500-510
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181ec16a4
Medical Errors And Safety Systems

Data tracking in the office setting focuses on a narrow spectrum of the entire patient safety arena; however, when properly executed, data tracking increases staff members' awareness of the importance of patient safety. Data tracking is also a high-volume event and thereby continues to loop back on the consciousness of providers in all aspects of their practice. Improvement in date tracking will improve the collateral areas of patient safety such as proper medication usage, legibility of written communication, effective delegation of patient safety initiatives, and a collegial effort at developing teams for safety design processes.

Chairman, Board of Managers-Mountain View Hospital, andChief Executive Officer, Rosemark Women Care Specialists, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Correspondence: Ty B. Erickson, MD, FACOG, Mountain View Hospital, 2327 Coronado Street, Idaho Falls, ID 83404. E-mail: tbe@doctor.com

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