February 21, 2017

Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety issues new recommendations

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative convened and operated by ECRI Institute, has issued new safe practice recommendations for the use of health IT in improving the accuracy of patient identification.

Mistaken identifications can lead to wrong patient care, improper care, or no care at all.

The new publicly available toolkit presents eight safe practice recommendations and actionable resources to facilitate implementation of the practices. 


PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA- Improving the accuracy of patient identification remains a challenge across all healthcare settings. Misidentifications occur during every aspect of care from registration to discharge and beyond, based on evidence analyzed by ECRI Institute PSO in its recently completed Deep Dive analysis of over 7,600 safety events related to patient identification.


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