Indiana is set to become the second state in the nation, after Minnesota, to create a hospital-specific reporting system designed to prevent medical errors. Early next month, a Web site run by the Indiana State Department of Health will debut that discloses information about medical errors, including the name of the hospital where the error occurred, the type of error and roughly when the error happened.
Robert Morr, vice president of communications for the Indiana Hospital & Health Association, said Indiana's new reporting rule focuses on a list of 27 serious adverse events. Hospitals must report the occurrence of any of those 27 events to the State Department of Health within 15 days of determining such an event occurred.
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