Resources for Minimizing EHR Safety Events

October 1, 2013 | Evaluations & Guidance


The American Health Lawyers Association has released “Minimizing EHR-related Serious Safety Events,” a free report that provides guidance to healthcare workers on promoting patient safety and emergency preparedness with respect to electronic health records (EHRs) and other forms of health IT. The report contains the following:

A list of sample EHR-related metrics to promote quality of care and patient safety. Collecting information regarding these metrics can help healthcare governing boards in developing quality oversight processes for EHRs and related information technologies. The metrics include, among other things, EHR system uptime rate, alert override and adjustment rates, laboratory and other diagnostic test results incorrectly reported,...

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