HIT Partnership

Overview Description

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety is a multi-stakeholder collaborative whose goal is to make health information technology (IT) safer together. By bringing together providers, vendors, professional organizations, human factor experts, and others the Partnership considers all perspectives to address health IT safety concerns. 

The Partnership collects and analyzes health IT safety hazards and events. Health IT issues are prioritized and specialized workgroups are formed. These workgroups use the data collected to create safe practices, publish recommendations, and develop implementation toolkits.

The Partnership is currently working to:

What’s New from the Partnership

Patient ID Safe Practices Webinar

Length: 54:29.

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Patient Identification

Stakeholders established eight safe practice recommendations, divided into two main areas, detailing how health IT can facilitate patient identification.

The following tools to implement the safe practice recommendations and background research also available.

 

Together We Will Make Health IT Safer

For more information or to join the Partnership, contact us at hit@ecri.org or (610) 825-6000.

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 About the Partnership

​Learn more about the Partnership and the foundations that lead to its formation.

 Support and Funding

​The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety is sponsored in part through a grant from the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation (JKTG) for Health and Policy and in part through funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

 

 

 Submitting Events

Partnership participants can submit events through your membership portal.

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 Proceedings, Newsletters, and Reports

Annual In-Person Partnership Meetings: findings, discussions and agendas from these meetings are made available in proceedings from these meetings.

Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Update—Monthly, participants receive information about Partnership activities as well as a targeted "data snapshot" looking at health IT-related events and providing some areas of thought on those topics:

ECRI Institute PSO Deep Dive: Health Information TechnologyECRI Institute PSO report, intended to help stakeholders use the findings and recommendations as part of their effort to achieve those goals.

How to Identify and Address Unsafe Conditions Associated with Health ITAn ONC white paper intended to help healthcare organizations lay the foundation for a process to identify health IT hazards, using both internal and external resources written by ECRI Institute and Partnership participants.

 Videos of participants

​Participants and leaders from the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety have been spreading the word about the work being done by participating in videos for ECRI Institute and the media.

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