IOM proposes 10 ways to promote safe use of health IT

11/9/2011 |

The Institute of Medicine has issued a report outlining 10 proposals for making health IT systems safer for patients. These include calls for HHS to come up with a patient safety plan in 12 months, ensure free sharing of data on HIT user experiences, finance an HIT Safety Council that will assess criteria for safe use of the technology, build a process for reporting HIT-related adverse events and create an independent agency to probe patient safety issues.

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