Assembling Stakeholders to Achieve Safer Care

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety provides a platform for everyone to work together

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety (Partnership) provides a trusted, non-punitive forum for all stakeholders to collect and analyze safety events and hazards, identify, and share promising solutions and safe practices, and inform policymakers and the broader healthcare community about priorities for health IT safety. The Partnership incorporates the experience of clinical users, healthcare providers, EHR/health IT developers and vendors, safety researchers, patient safety organizations, professional associations, medical specialty societies, malpractice insurers, and others in driving safer practices.

Some of the collaborating organizations

Expert Advisory Panel

  • David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, American Medical Association
  • Pascale Carayon, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering
  • Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)/Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Chris Lehmann, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD
  • Daniel J. Ross, MD, DDS, Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency
  • Jeanie Scott, MS, VHA Office of Informatics and Analytics/Health Informatics
  • Patricia P. Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dean Sittig, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Paul Tang, MD, MS, IBM Watson Health