ONC Plan Makes Reporting IT Hazards Easy

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | July 2, 2013

"This plan will help us make sure that these new technologies are used to make health care safer.”

With sights set on utilizing health IT to curb the alarming number of medical errors that transpire each year, ONC officials unveiled Tuesday their final plan to bolster patient safety initiatives nationwide. 
Officials say the Health IT Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan builds on recommendations from the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on Health IT and Patient Safety. ONC has created the Health IT Patient Safety Program, within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, to coordinate this undertaking.