#HITsm TweetChat for March 7, 2014
Topic: Patient Safety Awareness Week
Moderator: Stephanie Zaremba,
Senior Manager of Gov. Affairs for athenahealth; Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Board Member
Think Patient Safety Awareness Week has nothing to do with health IT? Think again! As health IT becomes as common in the exam room as the stethoscope, many are raising questions about the impact of this new surge in technology on patient safety. In some ways, the positive impact is clear: no more wrong prescriptions because of messy physician handwriting; no more charts lost to flood or fire; automated alerts that can be a backstop to some of the most common mistakes. But in other ways, just as there were no airplane crashes before there were airplanes, new technology introduces a whole new world of risks. The mission for the health IT industry is to maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks.
Topic 1. Happy #PSAW2014! What role do you think #healthIT can/should play in patient safety?” #HITsm
Topic 2. Should #healthIT vendors be required to partner with a Patient Safety Organization for reporting of safety events? #PSAW2014 #HITsm
Topic 3. Has there been a noticeable shift among #HIT vendors re: commitment to safety? #PSAW2014 #HITsm
Topic 4. T/F: innovation and patient safety have to go hand-in-hand for #healthIT; can’t have one w/o the other. #PSAW
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Previous #HITsm Chat Transcripts:
Dec. 6, 2013 — Moderated by Jennifer Dennard
Dec. 13, 2013 — Moderated by Linda Stotsky
Dec. 20, 2013 — Moderated by Julie Maas
Jan. 10, 2014 — Moderated by Nick Dawson
Jan. 17, 2014 — Moderated by Joe Lavelle
Jan. 24, 2014 — Moderated by Chad Johnson
Jan. 31, 2014 — Moderated by Wen Dombrowski
Feb. 7, 2014 — Moderated by RightPatient
Feb. 14, 2014 — Moderated by HIMSS
Feb. 21, 2014 — Moderated by Brian Ahier
Feb. 28, 2014 — Moderated by Vocera