Researchers Discuss Three Problems, Solutions for Patient Matching

Implementing sound health IT practices can help reduce patient matching errors, but getting a good program off the ground requires buy-in from healthcare executives and stakeholders throughout an organization, according to presenters at an ECRI Institute and the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety webinar on Thursday.

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Pilot Aims to Identify, Prevent Health IT Hazards

Identifying and eradicating these health IT hazards is the goal of a new pilot project launched earlier this year by the ECRI Institute. The “Partnership for Promoting Health IT Patient Safety” pilot aims to create a national framework to proactively identify and resolve health IT safety issues based on various health IT events and hazards. AHIMA is partnering with ECRI on the project.

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