MIAMI, Fl., October 7, 2019 — For eight years, medical malpractice claims in which the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) contributed to patient injury have been on the rise. Of those injuries that occurred in 7 percent or more of claims, adverse reaction to a medication and death were by far the most prevalent in EHR-related claims.
A former Risk Manager for one of the largest hospital systems in Florida, Dawn Grace-Jones, Esq RN has seen it all. Her experience led the author, licensed attorney and registered nurse to embark on a mission to help healthcare providers increase their knowledge about the EHR and avoid litigation. South Florida healthcare professionals can learn from Grace-Jones firsthand at a free CEU presentation sponsored by the Black Nurses Association Miami Chapter at 11am on Saturday, October 12th at the Jessie Trice Corporate Office, 5607 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL.
Dawn Grace-Jones has been a passionate advocate for people in need for over 30 years. By following her desire to defend those who heal others, she has paved a uniquely successful and unparalleled career path. Grace-Jones’ professional life began as an intensive care nurse before she went on to serve as an assistant city attorney in Miami litigating worker’s comp cases. Today, she is a published author and educator who teaches nurses and other medical professionals how to effectively identify some common mistakes made within the EHR to reduce legal liabilities and avoid litigation. When she’s not traveling to universities, hospitals, and organizations throughout the State of Florida, she is an adjunct professor at the FAMU School of Nursing, a practicing attorney and magistrate.
Electronic Health Record: Document Properly – Avoid Litigation by Dawn Grace-Jones’ is currently available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. Healthcare professionals who have read the book or heard Grace-Jones speak have described being “blown away by the level of awareness” and “enlightened” by the information she reveals.
“The Black Nurses Association is very proud to offer a platform for Dawn Grace-Jones to share her knowledge with our members. Her unique experience and perspective helps to prepare nurses to tackle their day to day interactions with EHR effectively to avoid the common issues that can lead to legal consequences,” says BNA President Patrise Tyson.
To learn more about Dawn Grace-Jones, order a copy of her book, or invite her to be a keynote speaker, panelist, or lecturer for your next event, please visit dawngracejones.com!