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Friday, Jan 10 at 1 pm ET: Webinar on health IT and patient safety

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The Office of the National Coordinator invites you to participate in an upcoming webinar on Health IT and patient safety. This webinar is based on the guide, "How to Identify and Address Unsafe Conditions Associated with Health IT" on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 1:00pm ET.

This guide is intended to help healthcare organizations lay the foundation for a process to identify health IT hazards, using both internal and external resources, by —
  • identifying five common health IT problems that can contribute to the unsafe use of health IT systems within a complex healthcare environment;
  • examining the role of internal reporting systems to identify and address unsafe scenarios for health IT systems and to continually monitor health IT systems' safety and make improvements;
  • discussing the role of external reporting programs, such as patient safety organizations (PSOs), and
  • reviewing the role of EHR technology developers in working with healthcare providers and external reporting programs to identify and manage health IT system improvements.
We strongly encourage individuals to attend if you are interested in addressing how adverse events and unsafe conditions can optimize the safety of health IT, including:
  • individuals within healthcare organizations who are responsible for safe clinical use of the EHR, risk management, quality assurance and performance improvement, and IT implementation and maintenance
  • patient safety organizations and healthcare risk management organizations
  • EHR technology developers  
  • organizations involved in healthcare incident reporting and analytics, including software developers and analytics companies


Kathy Kenyon, JD
Kathy Kenyon is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Kathy Kenyon leads efforts on exploring the "unintended consequences" of the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology and electronic exchange. She is responsible for identifying and addressing policy and legal issues that impact the adoption and use of health information technology in the context of health care delivery system reform.


Cynthia Wallace, CPHRM, ECRI Institute
Cynthia Wallace is senior risk management analyst at ECRI Institute and provides expertise on new and ongoing projects involving the organization's risk management and patient safety services. She is responsible for developing risk management guidance on a variety of topics and contributes to ECRI Institute’s print and online risk management publications. Ms. Wallace joined ECRI Institute in 1989 and has been associated with the organization’s risk management program for 15 years. She is recognized as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management by the American Hospital Association. In addition to ECRI Institute’s publications, Ms. Wallace’s work has appeared in ASHRM’s Risk Management Handbook and Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, and Physician Insurer. Before joining ECRI Institute, she was the Los Angeles and Washington, DC, bureau chiefs for Modern Healthcare, a weekly magazine for the healthcare industry.

Karen Zimmer, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director, ECRI Institute
Dr. Zimmer is Medical Director for the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization and the Patient Safety, Risk, and Quality Group. She provides overall clinical direction and for the PSO is responsible for supervision of analytics, development of tools, and dissemination of strategies and solutions. She has been integral in the development of the ECRI Institute PSO patient safety reporting system. She has extensive experience in patient safety and quality experience, and is the ECRI Institute lead for collaborative projects related to health information technology. Dr. Zimmer is on the medical staff at Nemours of Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. She serves in a patient safety advisory role on a variety of boards and committees, has lectured at professional conferences and academic centers.

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