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This free education resource site is intended to provide you with quick access to a range of resources on health information technology (IT) safety including general guidance, as well as more in-depth research on medical device connectivity and electronic health records.

​New: proceedings from multi-stakeholder health IT partnership meeting now available

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a private sector initiative, aims to develop an effective national framework for assuring patient safety in health IT through a collaborative multi-stakeholder effort. Convened by ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO), the partnership leverages the work of multiple PSOs, along with providers, vendors, an expert advisory panel, and collaborating organizations to create a learning environment that mitigates risk and facilitates improvement.

ECRI Institute hosted the first in-person meeting of participants in the partnership. Proceedings and videos from this meeting now are publicly available.

ECRI Institute Membership Resources

​Some of these materials are publicly available, but many require membership.

​2015 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

What technology hazards are lurking in your hospital?

Clinical alarm hazards, inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes and surgical instruments, incorrect or missing data in EHRs—these are just a few of the potential danger areas that loom large in hospitals and health systems today, as identified in our 2015 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list.

​General guidance and strategies

​Electronic health records (EHR)

​Medical device interoperability

ECRI Leadership spoke in Free webinar: Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) and Health IT Safety

Ronni Solomon, ECRI Institute's executive vice president and general counsel, spoke at the fourth webinar of a 10-part series on health information technology (IT) and patient safety. The webinars covered a wide range of topics, research, and programs, all related to the objectives of using health IT to make care safer and safely use health IT.

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