Health IT safe practices for closing the loop

ehealth toolkitThis informative report from the ECRI Institute highlights ways that information technology (IT) can reduce and eliminate medication mix-ups and errors from diagnostic testing.

The report highlights three safe practice recommendations for closing the loop on test tracking and medication changes:

  • Develop and apply IT solutions to communicate the right information (including data needed for interpretation) to the right people, at the right time, in the right format
  • Implement health IT solutions to track key areas
  • Use health IT to link and acknowledge the review of information and the documentation of the action taken

They have provided a useful toolkit that includes detailed implementation strategies that will assist with communication and tracking and an informative literature review.

Find out more and download the report here.

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