HIT Partnership

Overview Description

Partnership Logo2018 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 hit@ecri.org.

What’s New from the Partnership

Building on our library of safe practices and lessons learned, the Partnership recently added the following:

Health IT Safe Practices for Closing the Loop

The 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

The 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 hit@ecri.org or (610) 825-6000.

Contact Us

I need help with...
Already a member? Log in here
Request More Information > ECRI Directory >

 Collaborating organizations

Who is part of the Partnership? 

 Transformation Summit

Length: 1:40.

Play

 Support and Funding from

 

Contact Us

I need help with...
Already a member? Log in here
Request More Information > ECRI Directory >

 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:

 Proceedings and Reports

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

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.

 Early Partnership Activities

Learn more about how the partnership was formed and early activities completed.

Contact Us

I need help with...
Already a member? Log in here
Request More Information > ECRI Directory >

Contact Us

I need help with...
Already a member? Log in here
Request More Information > ECRI Directory >