IOM to study health IT effects on patient safety

09/30/2010 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

HHS has tapped the Institute of Medicine to investigate the effect of health IT on patient safety and identify ways to address potential problems, under a one-year contract worth $989,000. "The IOM can help us identify a productive path to better patient safety with the help of HIT," said Dr. Donald Berwick, the head of the CMS.

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