The Director, Office of Policy and Planning, of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology provided an overview presentation on ONC’s perspective on the FDASIA draft report. The slides are at the following link: FDASIA-HITDraftReportOverview0414 As with all presentations SoftwareCPR reminds readers to refer to the actual source documentation, in this case the...
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ONC contract with the Joint Commission to investigate health IT-related safety events. The purpose of this contract is to ensure that there is an early detection system on health IT-related safety issues, including those associated with EHRs. The document can be viewed at the following link: ONC_tjc_contract
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ONC guidance on annual surveillance plans by authorized certification bodies. Authorized Certification Bodies are expected to conduct surveillance on EHRs that they have certified. This guidance provides the priorities for topics to assess in the surveillance plan. Safety-related capabilities and security capabilities are two of the four areas for priority identified in this guidance. onc_surveillance_plan_guidance
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The final version of the ONC plan that has the objectives to use health IT to make care safer and to continuously improve the safety of health IT. The document can be viewed here: onc_patient_safety_plan
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