Implementation Approaches for Closing the Loop

Implementing health IT safe practices to reduce diagnostic errors

Diagnoses that are delayed, missed, and incorrect are among the most common causes of error that can result in patient harm and inappropriate care. However, some diagnostic errors may be avoided by effectively utilizing health information technology (IT).

Working directly with healthcare organizations, the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety recently explored how to implement tactics to close the loop on diagnostic evaluations. Clinicians were able to better use their existing technology and modify their practice to better track this key information.

Partnership resources

Podcast series

A three-part podcast series featuring workgroup leaders Dr. Christoph Lehmann, Dr. Hardeep Singh, Dr. Mark Segal, Dr. Dean Sittig, Patricia Giuffrida, MSN, RN, and Robert Giannini, NHA, CHTS-IM/CP.