2018 is a year of transformation. Building on the
Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a
multi-stakeholder collaborative, ECRI Institute is now
responding to the call for a national program.
This program seeks to increase participation from providers, vendors, development companies, professional organizations, human factor experts, and others to set priorities in health IT safety. This will bring together organizations working on similar issues.
“Safety challenges cannot be solved, or even fully identified, without multiple players working in a collaborative learning environment," says Ronni Solomon, JD, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, ECRI Institute.
For this new national program, we are looking at all the available evidence, deriving safety recommendations, and prioritizing how to achieve the greatest impact.
Learn more about the vision for the
National Partnership for Health IT Safety. Share the responsibility of shaping the future of health IT safety, join the national program by contacting
our library of safe practices and lessons learned, the
Partnership recently added the following:
Health IT Safe Practices for Closing the Loop
Partnership's latest workgroup—chaired by Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, professor of pediatrics and biomedical informatics, Vanderbilt University—has just released three
safe practice recommendations for closing the loop on test tracking and medication changes:
- Develop and apply IT solutions to communicate the right information (including data needed for interpretation) to the right people, at the right time, in the right format
- Implement health IT solutions to track key areas
- Use health IT to link and acknowledge the review of information and the documentation of the action taken
toolkit includes detailed implementation strategies to address communication, tracking, and linking information along with an
evidence-based literature review.
Safe Practice Recommendations for Developing, Implementing, and Integrating a Health IT Safety Program
Health information technology (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 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.
2017 Annual Report
In 2017, the
Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety continued its efforts to make health IT safer and to better use health IT to advance patient safety. The theme for 2017, "Transforming Health IT by Embracing Safety," emphasized the transformative role that health IT plays in care delivery, as well as the impact health IT has on safety. Read more in the
2017 annual report.
Together We Will Make Health IT Safer
For more information or to join the
Partnership, contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 825-6000.