ONC plan makes reporting IT hazards easy
- ONC will make it easier for clinicians to report health IT-related incidents and hazards through the use of certified electronic health record technology.
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will encourage reporting to patient safety organizations and will update its standardized reporting forms to enable ambulatory reporting of health IT events.
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will encourage the use of the standardized reporting forms in hospital incident reporting systems, and train surveyors to identify safe and unsafe practices associated with health IT.
- Working through a public-private process, ONC will develop priorities for improving the safety of health IT. ONC and CMS will consider adopting safety-related objectives, measures, and capabilities for EHRs through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and ONC’s standards and certification criteria.