By Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Care Services, Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety, Shari M. Erickson, Julie Wolcott, Janet M. Corrigan, Philip Aspden

Americans could be in a position to expect receiving future health care that's safe.

To do so, a brand new well-being care supply method is required â€" a procedure that either prevents blunders from happening, and learns from them once they do take place. the improvement of one of these method calls for a dedication by means of all stakeholders to a tradition of security and to the improvement of better info structures for the supply of future health care. This nationwide future health details infrastructure is required to supply quick entry to accomplish sufferer info and decision-support instruments for clinicians and their sufferers. moreover, this infrastructure needs to trap sufferer defense info as a spinoff of care and use this knowledge to layout even more secure supply platforms. overall healthiness info criteria are either a severe and time-sensitive development block of the nationwide healthiness details infrastructure.

Building at the Institute of drugs stories To Err Is Human and Crossing the standard Chasm, sufferer protection places ahead a highway map for the improvement and adoption of key wellbeing and fitness care facts criteria to help either details trade and the reporting and research of sufferer safeguard data.

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This committee responded to that request in a letter report entitled Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System (Institute of Medicine, 2003a) (see Appendix E). In structuring financial incentives, both public and private purchasers should consider linking provider incentives to the acquisition of EHRs that possess these important capabilities. The letter report also provides a framework that should prove useful to accreditation organizations in establishing standards for EHR systems, as well as to providers in selecting and venders in designing such systems.

In addition, those interviewed gave written consent for researchers to review their medical records and use the information to evaluate performance on 439 detailed clinical indicators of care for 30 acute and chronic conditions, as well as preventive care.

2000. The Institute of Medicine report on medical errors: Could it do harm? N Eng J Med 342 (15):1123–1125. Department of Health and Human Services. 2002a. HHS Launches National Nursing Home Quality Initiative: Broad Effort to Improve Quality in Nursing Homes Across the Country. Online. html [accessed August 19, 2003]. ———. 2002b. Secretary Thompson Welcomes New Effort to Provide Hospital Quality of Care Information. Online. html [accessed August 19, 2002]. ———. 2002c. HHS Moves Forward to Establish New System for Collecting Patient Safety Data.

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