The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that identified
that while health IT can create new opportunities to improve
patient care and safety, it can also create new potentials for
harm. Specific recommendations for minimizing patient
safety risks were identified in this report. In December
2012, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health
Information Technology (ONC), released their plan for
addressing these recommendations.
CHPSO, in collaboration with 26 other PSOs across the US and the
ONC, is developing a safety initiative to increase awareness over
the potential hazards associated with health IT, inform health IT
vendors of identified hazards, and disseminate mitigation
strategize to members.