Addressing the Safety of Electronic Health Records

On October 1st 2015, the ANIA Board of Directors approved a position statement supporting actions surrounding the safe use of electronic health records. These actions include the incorporation of EHR-related patient safety initiatives into existing patient safety efforts and the development of EHR safety programs that include multi-disciplinary self-assessments, using the SAFER Guides from the ONC. (http://www.healthit.gov/safer/safer-guides). The statement also advocates for the use of standardized terms to report EHR-related patient safety events and for the incorporation of these terms into incident-reporting systems.

Read the Position Statement