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Patient Safety and Health Information Technology


Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Health Care Workforce, Quality and Patient Safety, Public Health
Board: Board on Health Care Services

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Activity Description

The IOM will review the available evidence and the experience from the field on how the use of health information technology (HIT) affects the safety of patient care and make recommendations on how public and private actors can maximize the safety of HIT-assisted health care services. The IOM's final report will be both comprehensive and specific in terms of recommended options and opportunities for public and private interventions that may improve the safety of care that incorporates the use EHRs and other forms of HIT.

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