Health IT safety system must be accurate, relevant, plan says

07/11/2013 | AAFP News Now

HHS released its final Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance plan, which the authors said must ensure IT systems operate safely in clinical applications and provide accurate and relevant information. AAFP gave input when the draft plan was released, calling for a system that allows for safety event and risk reporting in a non-punitive way, software tools to make reporting easier and stronger efforts to share lessons learned about patient safety events.

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