A systems approach to improving error reporting

J Healthc Inf Manag. Winter 2002;16(1):40-5.


The reporting of medical errors or near misses within a healthcare organization is one process that has been long overlooked. With strong leadership as its foundation, Baylor Health Care System addressed multiple systems and processes of technology, education, communication, learning, feedback, rewards, and recognition to demonstrate significant improvements in cost reduction, employee satisfaction, and the number of errors reported.

MeSH terms

  • Hospital Information Systems*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control*
  • Multi-Institutional Systems / standards*
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Risk Management*
  • Texas
  • Total Quality Management*