Safely Implementing Health Information and Converging Technologies
MedSun: Newsletter #33, February 2009
The Joint Commission
Users must be mindful of the safety risks and preventable adverse events that the implementation of health information technology (HIT) and "converging technologies" - the interrelationship between medical devices and HIT - can create or perpetuate. The Joint Commission has provided some suggested actions to prevent patient harm related to the implementation and use of HIT and converging technologies.
Safely Implementing Health Information and Converging Technologies. The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert. December 11, 2008.
Joint Commission Alert: Prevent Technology-Related Health Care Errors.