Government Health IT
Feb. 18, 2013
Ensuring patient safety as the use of health IT spreads has been much on the minds of policymakers and other stakeholders lately.
The latest group to join the discussion is the Washington, D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), which recently released a report outlining a number of safety-related recommendations.
According to the report’s executive summary, “Through a collaborative effort, the 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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