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NQF Issues Guidance on Measuring Health IT Safety Issues

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 3 1 0 | about 2 years ago

The National Quality Forum (NQF) issued a new report providing a framework for health IT stakeholders to consider the effect of health IT on patient safety and prioritizes key measurement areas.

The use of health IT has introduced new patient safety challenges into the healthcare system, according to NQF, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, and potential health IT patient safety risks could relate to IT design, use or implementation. Risks to patient safety could include flawed implementation strategies that may result in clinicians circumventing TI safety features, alert fatigue and design flaws that can result in the recording of inaccurate patient information.

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