ECRI Institute Committed to Building National Health IT Safety Collaborative

Submits letter to ONC and AHRQ

March 16, 2018

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—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 focused on improving health IT safety.

ECRI Institute, together with the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS), the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), and the Pew Charitable Trusts, sent a letter to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) informing them of their shared vision for a national health IT safety collaborative. The letter includes the key characteristics needed for its success.

“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.

This new national program will look at the evidence, derive safety recommendations, and prioritize where to achieve the greatest impact.

Learn more about the vision for the National Health IT Safety Collaborative or the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. For more information about sharing the responsibility of shaping the future of health IT safety and joining the national program, please contact HIT Collaborative).

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About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (, a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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