ECRI Institute PSO Releases Health IT Hazard Reporting System
November 1, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
ECRI Institute PSO announces the release of a new health information technology (IT) hazard reporting system. The system utilizes Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Common Formats and a tested, standardized taxonomy for health IT hazard information. “Well designed, well implemented health IT has the potential to help healthcare organizations improve care and patient outcomes, but too often health IT is implemented without full understanding of the work environment, and results in risks,” says Karen P. Zimmer, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, medical director, ECRI Institute PSO. The health IT hazard taxonomy—known as the Health IT Hazard Manager—was developed and piloted in a federally funded project led by Abt Associates with ECRI Institute and Geisinger Health System’s Patient Safety Institute.