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HIMSS14 Preconference: Patient Safety - Making Healthcare Safer: Health IT Challenges and Solutions

Orlando, FL
February 23, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join ECRI Institute and our co-convener, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), before the start of the 2014 Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition for a special preconference session. This symposium, Patient Safety: Making Healthcare Safer--IT Challenges and Solutions, will highlight what leading health systems are doing to identify and prevent IT-related errors. It will review the patient safety infrastructure and governance in place and explore how leveraging health IT helps solve safety issues.

Featuring ECRI Institute experts:

Ronni Solomon, JD

Executive Vice President and General Counsel​

Erin Sparnon
Engineering Manager, Health Devices
Event at-a-glance
  • 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
    OPENING KEYNOTE: Applying Safety Science to Health IT (see full session)
  • 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
    Strategizing for Health IT Safety Surveillance and Response (see full session)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Incorporating Safety Risk Management into IT Processes and Culture (see full session)
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Applying Human Factors Principles and Usability to Your EHR Implementation (see full session)
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
    Safety Solutions in System Integration and Interoperability (see full session)
  • 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
    CLOSING KEYNOTE: Future Directions for Patient Safety through Health IT (see full session)
  • 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
    Closing Remarks

Bonus! All attendees will receive a free copy of ECRI Institute PSO Deep Dive: Health Information Technology, an analysis on HIT-related safety events