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 email@example.com.
on our library of safe practices and lessons learned
the Partnership recently added the following:
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.
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 Partnership's workgroup, chaired by Patricia P. Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN, of Vanderbilt University, has finalized new safe practice recommendations and tools for developing, implementing, and integrating a health IT safety program..
Coming Soon—Safe Practice Recommendations for Closing the Loop: Using Health IT to Mitigate Delayed, Missed, and Incorrect Diagnoses Related to Diagnostic Testing and Medication Changes
New test results (laboratory, pathology, and imaging) and other new information, such as medication changes, strongly benefit from closing the loop. Closing the loop includes all mechanisms which ensure that all patient data and information that may require an action are delivered and communicated to the right individuals at the right time through the right mode to allow interpretation, critical review, reconciliation, initiation of action, acknowledgement, and appropriate documentation.
The Partnership workgroup, chaired by Expert Advisory Panel member, Christoph Lehmann, MD, Vanderbilt University, identified issues, discussed practices, identified strategies, and are assembling the recommendations and tools for implementation.
Together We Will Make Health IT Safer
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Partnership, contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 825-6000.