ONC issues health IT safety plan for comment

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The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is accepting comments through Feb. 4 on a proposed plan to improve the safety of health IT and use of health IT to improve patient safety, as recommended by a 2011 Institute of Medicine report. The plan includes strategies to increase data and knowledge about health IT safety; target resources and corrective actions to improve health IT safety and patient safety; and promote a culture of safety related to health IT. Comments on the plan should be e-mailed to ONC.Policy@hhs.gov.

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