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I am pleased to share with you an article from the June 2009 issue of Training Magazine. You may be interested (read more)...


 

Pharmacy Error - Pregnant Woman Given Abortion-Inducing Drug In Error

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Being accurate with data is important not only in our professional lives, but also in our personal lives as this recent news story clearly demonstrates.

After taking the wrong medication, a woman who is six-weeks pregnant is nervously waiting to see if there will be permanent effects to her unborn child. She was erroneously given another patients medication at a Safeway Pharmacy in Colorado. And although Safeway appears to have taken responsibility for the error, it does not fix the possible damage done to this woman’s unborn baby.

When the pregnant woman (read more)...

Does a “Typo” Eliminate Personal Accountability?

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I continue to be amazed at the number of errors that consistently show up in Annual Reports and financial statements of public companies. An excellent example of this was highlighted in Todd Wallack’s October 4, 2010, Boston Globe article (In reporting pay, firms can err big: Figures on executives off by up to $500,000).The article reports several examples of significant errors on reported executive compensation, from a mere twenty dollars to more than half a million dollars with several errors in the hundreds of thousands.

When questioned, the reason the companies gave for the errors were (read more)...

Texas hit with fine for food stamp errors

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Federal officials have fined Texas $3.96 million for errors in issuing food stamp benefits, according to a letter to House Speaker Joe Straus.

The penalty is for a high rate of overpayments or underpayments two years in a row, said the letter from U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon.

American Medical Assoc.: Insurers file 1 in 5 claims inaccurately

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One in five medical claims is processed inaccurately by commercial health insurers, often leaving physicians shortchanged, according to the nation's largest doctor's group.

Typo Error In Jury’s Verdict Form Gives Drug Convict Early Exit From Prison

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A typographical error in a jury’s verdict form convicting an Akron man of cocaine possession in 2005 has cut short the time he is serving in prison from 10 years to four years.

Training Magazine Feature Article on Accuracy Training

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Evoke Development is pleased to announce that Accurate Data Transfer is featured in this month's issue of Training Magazine. If you are considering utilizing Accurate Data Transfer, you will be interested in reading the comments and the "on-the-job" performance improvement experienced from one of our many satisfied customers. The program's author also provides some additional insight on the program. Evoke Development is the only licensed distributor of the program in the US and Canada. Additional distributors are located in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

Couple withdraws money, flees after bank error

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New Zealand institution mistakenly deposited $6.1 million into account.  

Clerical error may be behind dizzying drop in Penn Traffic stock

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If you're wondering why the stock of the parent company of P&C Foods went almost to zero Friday, you aren't alone.

Typo could cost homeowner about $1,000

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Error on tax form causes taxpayers who follow the instructions on the form to miss out on key deductions.  This error escaped the attention of numerous individuals in the tax agency and will result in additional cost to correct the problem.

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