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Safety First, In Matters of Health IT

Posted by Ali Dufour on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 @ 06:07 PM

Cooperation between software companies and physicians was urged by the Obama administration before the close of the year in an attempt to ensure protection of patients from faulty electronic records.  While the administration did not call for a federal regulation to report electronic mistakes, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking the issue of patient safety seriously and is calling on the private sector to take action as well.  To ensure a culture of safety, the government, health IT industry, patient safety organizations and health care providers must share responsibility in the protection of patients.

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Topics: HIT, EHR, Patient safety

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