The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (of which FDA is a part) published “Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan.” The plan defines several types of action:
- Learn – mainly monitoring of safety of Health IT in the field
- Improve – Investigate adverse events and take corrective action. Set safety priorities and incorporate safety into certification criteria for Health IT while supporting research and development of testing, best practices, and training.
- Lead – Encourage private sector leadership for Health IT Safety and developed a risk-based regulatory framework for Health IT including for State governments.
The full plan is at the following link: Safety Master Plan.