Preventing Risk to Patient Safety when Implementing Health IT


Never allow Data records to be deleted.

HIMSS Blog

By Larry Ozeran MD, President, Clinical Informatics Inc.

HIMSS’ core objective as an organization is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the best use of IT and management systems. As hospitals and providers work to implement electronic health records and other IT and management systems, HIMSS is launching a blog series on health IT and patient safety to help providers and hospitals identify potential risks to patient safety that have resulted from problems with EHR implementations and mitigate those risks through proactive measures.

Why should we promote patient safety?

We are starting with this question for several reasons.

1) This series will be looking at issues that many of us feel have obvious answers, but what is obvious is either wrong, or not as obvious to some as it is to others.

2) We will always begin by focusing on a goal.

3) It is important to reflect…

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