We published the Health IT Safety and Surveillance Plan in July 2013 with the charge to learn, lead, and improve on health IT safety.
Since then, we have been busy implementing our Health IT Safety Program, which promotes the use of Health IT to improve the safety of health care and make sure that the health IT technology is used safely. We also established our Office of Clinical Quality and Safety.
Over the past year we have learned more about electronic health records’ (EHRs) positive impact on the quality and safety of patient care. We also have a better understanding of the types of safety events related to health IT and, more importantly, the interventions available to prevent unintended consequences of the use of health IT tools.
Interested in learning more about evolving models for data exchange? Join North Cypress Medical Center, Greater Houston Healthconnect and Texas Health Services Authority on their “Evolving Models for Data Exchange: Driving Value and Innovation” panel, taking place on December 10-11 2014 at the Health IT Summit in Houston.