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Workgroups established by the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety for in-depth study of health IT events have developed safe practice recommendations and toolkits. These resources are intended to help healthcare providers across the continuum of care address key health IT issues.

Closing the Loop

The Partnership's newest workgroup—chaired by Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, professor of pediatrics and biomedical informatics, Vanderbilt University—has just released three safe practice recommendations related to test tracking and medication changes.

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Podcast Series

A three-part podcast series featuring workgroup leaders Dr. Christoph Lehmann, Dr. Hardeep Singh, Mark Segal, Dr. Dean Sittig, Patricia Giuffrida, and Robert Giannini.

Health IT Safety Program

Health IT is an integral part of healthcare today. Development and use of these technologies can both positively and negatively affect patient safety. Working collaboratively it is possible to see the benefits of incorporating health IT safety and safety lessons into a safety program. The Partnership established a workgroup—chaired by Patricia P. Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN, of Vanderbilt University—to address this topic. 

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Patient Identification

Patient identification errors can result in grave consequences including delayed or inappropriate care and misdiagnoses. The workgroup—chaired by Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston—established eight safe practice recommendations.

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Patient ID Safe Practices Webinar

Length: 54:29.

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Copy and Paste

The issue of copying and pasting health information (e.g., orders, notes, labels) is widespread, often underreported, and has the potential to cause adverse patient safety events.

The multidisciplinary group of stakeholders agreed upon and endorsed four safe practice recommendations.

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