ONC Releases Patient Safety Action Plan, PSOs Included

July 3, 2013    |   By: Calevir

The Office of the National Coordinator released its final Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan on July 1, including plans to work with Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) to assess and improve the safety of Health Information Technology (HIT).   The plan provides for improving the quality and safety of care using Health Information Technology (HIT) while also addressing risks imposed by HIT.   The plan calls for streamlining reporting of HIT events and hazards consistently through PSOs using the AHRQ developed Common Data Formats as well as use of certification for EHR technology, establishing federal priorities and support for research and development of best practices.

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