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The Role for the EHR in Patient Safety: What does the Evidence Tell Us?

When: 12/18/2014
1:00 PM
Contact: Madhu Shrestha

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This is the first webinar of a 10-part series on health information technology (IT) and patient safety. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics, research, and programs, all related to the objectives of using health IT to make care safer and of continuously improving the safety ans safe use of health IT.


Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014 
Time: 1 PM-2:30 PM EST
Title: The Role for the EHR in Patient Safety: What does the Evidence Tell Us?
Cost: There is no cost to attend the webinars in this series

This first webinar will present recent research on the role of health IT in adverse events from two different perspectives. The first presentation will look at the impact of advanced EHRs on adverse events reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. The second presentation will explore how health IT contributed to sentinel events reported to the Joint Commission. Together, these presentations suggest that advanced EHRs have reduced adverse events and created a new, significantly better foundation for patient safety, while also introducing new sources of potential harm, which must be addressed.

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