Feb. 13, 2013
The widespread adoption of health IT largely stems from recognition of the important role that it plays in improving health care quality and safety. However, there are also instances in which it has the potential to create harm if not effectively developed, implemented, or used.
Through a collaborative effort, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has both conducted research and engaged a wide range of experts and stakeholders to develop a set of principles and recommendations for an oversight framework for assuring patient safety in health IT. The framework protects patient safety, is risk-based, promotes innovation, is flexible, leverages existing quality and patient safety–related systems and processes, avoids regulatory duplication, and has the support of experts and stakeholders across every sector of health care.
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