While information technology has vast potential to improve patient outcomes, the ECRI Institute has ranked a health IT-related issue as the top 2016 patient safety concern facing healthcare organizations.
Heading ECRI’s list of this year’s top 10 patient safety worries is “health IT configurations and organizational workflow that do not support each other.” As ECRI’s report points out, when HIT configuration and workflow clash, communication suffers and can lead to delays in care or even medical errors.
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