Connectivity to Improve Patient Safety

Connectivity to Improve Patient Safety

 

For the past 5 years the Medical Device “Plug-and-Play” Interoperability Program has been leading the evaluation and adoption of open standards and technology for medical device interoperability to support clinical innovation and improve patient safety.

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Online Connectivity

Online Connectivity

The government campaign to stimulate physician adoption of health information technology is focused on electronic health records. But other types of information technology that are considerably more affordable and less difficult to implement can also help improve safety and care quality.

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Health IT & Quality: Raison d’Être

Health IT & Quality

Raison d’Être

 

What is the purpose of health information technology? Why are we spending all these billions of dollars on this “thing” we struggle to understand, implement, and use? Is it achieving the goals of its purpose?

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