Wednesday, 18th September 2013
Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan
Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Summary of the Health IT Safety Plan:
The Health IT Safety Plan has two fundamental objectives:
1. To promote the health care industry’s use of health IT to make care safer; and 2.To continuously improve the safety of health IT.
Proceeding from the premise that all stakeholders have a shared responsibility to ensure that health IT is used to make care safer, the Plan leverages existing authorities to strengthen patient safety efforts across government programs and the private sector—including health care providers, health IT developers, patient safety organizations, and accrediting and oversight bodies. The Plan also identifies specific strategies and actions for increasing knowledge about the impact of health IT on patient safety and using that knowledge to improve the safety of health IT and patient care.
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+ Fact Sheet (PDF; 1.3 MB)
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