Health IT has come a long way, yet there is room to improve understanding of proper EHR use and its full capabilities. New federal guidelines are designed to eliminate certain types of errors and help ensure patient safety.
Issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, this 10-point plan outlines ways to resolve problems concerning Health IT use. Assessing how errors occur is one of the main challenges. Easier reporting of problems by frontline staff is one area that should lead the way to meaningful improvement.
According to a report by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the emergency department is one area of particular concern. Find out how these 10-points can help your hospital address and even avoid Health IT related errors in this Health Leaders article.