The National Patient Safety Goals set by the Joint Commission for hospitals this year should be integrated into the federal standards for meaningful use of EHRs, wrote Drs. Dean Sittig and Ryan Radecki in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Ideally, addressing the NPSGs should be incorporated into the EHR certification process, requiring each vendor to specifically engineer targeted solutions and each organization to carefully implement and use these systems to improve safety," they noted.

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