Workgroups established by the
Partnership 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.
The Partnership's latest workgroup, chaired by Patricia P. Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN, of Vanderbilt University, has finalized three safe practice recommendations for developing, implementing, and integrating a health IT safety program. The workgroup also created the Toolkit for Developing, Implementing, and Integrating a Health IT Safety Program.
Partnership completed a deep dive of patient safety events reported to ECRI Institute PSO that pertain to patient identification. Patient identification errors can result in grave consequences including delayed or inappropriate care and misdiagnoses.
eight safe practice recommendations, divided into two main areas, detailing how health IT can facilitate patient identification.
Attributes: The information-gathering aspects of patient identification, including the fields and the formats that are available to accommodate acquisition of required information.
Technology: New technologies to improve identification and ways to leverage existing technologies for safe patient identification.
Patient ID Safe Practices Webinar
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.
Support for the Safe Practice Recommendations for Copy and Paste
|American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL)||Henry Ford Health System|
|Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)||Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)|
|American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)||Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)|
|Allscripts||Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)|
|American Medical Association (AMA)||Joint Commission|
|Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)||McKesson|
|American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)||MHA Keystone Center|
|American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)||Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety|
|American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)||NextGen|
|Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS)||Northwell Health|
|American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)||National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)|
|Constellation||St. Charles Health System|
|ECRI Institute||Tennessee Center for Patient Safety|
|Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF)||University of Pennsylvania Health System|