Better patient safety is goal of confidential EHR error reports

The Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in July finalized a plan that aims to improve patient safety by enabling confidential reporting of IT-related adverse events.

“When implemented and used properly, health IT is an important tool in finding and avoiding medical errors and protecting patients,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national coordinator for health IT. “This plan will help us make sure that these new technologies are used to make health care safer.”

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