Report: Problems With Health IT Can Threaten Patient Safety
Certain health information technology-related problems can threaten patient safety, according to a report by the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization. The report identified five major problem areas, such as inadequate data being transferred between two health IT systems and data being entered in the wrong patient's electronic health record.
- "Data Transfer Issues for HIT Systems a Major Safety Concern" (Bowman, FierceHealthIT, 2/7).
- "ECRI Analysis Reveals HIT Problems" (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 2/7).