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.

Additional Information:

Safely Implementing Health Information and Converging Technologies. The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert. December 11, 2008.
http://www.jointcommission.org/SentinelEvents/SentinelEventAlert/sea_42.htm

Joint Commission Alert: Prevent Technology-Related Health Care Errors.
http://www.jointcommission.org/NewsRoom/NewsReleases/nr_12_11_08.htm


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