Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health IT Risk Management

Everyone agrees that health IT safety is important.  Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health Information Technology Risk Management is a research report that looks into the challenges faced by hospitals and ambulatory practices that implement health IT risk management interventions.  The research was conducted by RAND Corporation and the ECRI Institute under contract to ONC.

The research report finds that health IT safety often competes with other  pressing priorities  for limited resources within health care organizations.  It also tells us that users of electronic health records (EHRs) see EHRs as a solution to patient safety problems, and may not understand new risks that may be introduced by EHRs.

This study involved 11 organizations and six case studies.

Read the source article at HealthIT.gov

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