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Live HealthCast: Patient Safety, Health Care Quality

Kaiser Network has a number of web casts regarding patient safety and health quality from the National Summit on Medical Errors and Patient Safety Research, Washington, DC which you can see live today from 8:45 am – 11:45 am EST. ‘…in a profession that consists largely of balancing probabilities, the likelihood of errors is 100%…medical errors are the eighth largest cause of death…They are issues of system failures, not of individual failure…dealing with this will require long-term committment and long term investment…’ They call for funding of research into the problem as if it where an epidemic. Editor: it would seem that open source medical software holds great promise in addressing these system failures.