Health information technology (health IT) is rapidly evolving and its use is growing, presenting new challenges to health care organizations. This alert builds upon Sentinel Event Alert #42 on safely implementing health information and converging technologies (published in 2008) to take a broader look at health IT, particularly the socio-technical factors having an impact on its safe use. This alert’s suggested actions center on safety culture, process improvement and leadership.
- Joint Commission requirements relevant to health information technology
- NEW! June 11 Webinar on Safe Health IT: Presentation slides and replay
- NEW! Podcast:
- Safe Health IT Saves Lives