Health IT and Patient Safety
On December 21, 2012, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan for public comment.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking actions on health IT and patient safety. HHS is calling on the private sector to take actions as well. To address health IT and patient safety, a shared responsibility among the government, health IT industry, patient safety organizations and health care providers is needed to support a culture of safety.
The Health IT Safety Plan may be viewed here. All public comments must be submitted by February 4, 2013, 11:59 pm EST to ONC.Policy@hhs.gov. Based on the public input, ONC will publish the final Health IT Safety Plan.