Patient Safety: Making Healthcare Safer - IT Challenges and Solutions

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

$295 December 10 - January 27
$325 After January 27

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Don’t allow your hard-won progress on Health IT adoption to be tarnished by preventable patient injuries in which IT may have played a role. Learn what leading health systems are doing to identify and prevent IT-related errors that could compromise patient safety, your reputation, and the bottom line. Make sure you have the patient safety infrastructure and governance in place to face these threats head-on and to leverage Health IT in solving other safety problems.

Overall Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess the safety challenges facing users and implementers of Health IT and express strategies for safety surveillance and response at the organizational, regional, and national levels
  2. Describe the organizational and human costs associated with HIT-related safety problems being reported to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) and the role of PSOs in healthcare improvement efforts
  3. Employ the principles of safety science to their own HIT implementations, establishing an organizational infrastructure for identifying and responding to HIT safety problems
  4. Analyze the opportunities for informatics interventions to prevent other forms of adverse events that may injure patients and cost money
  5. Use human factors principles to evaluate their EHR implementations and prioritize improvements


Sunday, February 23
February 23, 2014
8:45AM - 9:45AM ET
OPENING KEYNOTE: Applying Safety Science to Health IT
Session ID: Symposium PAS1
February 23, 2014
9:45AM - 10:45AM ET
Strategizing for Health IT Safety Surveillance and Response
Session ID: Symposium PAS2
February 23, 2014
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET
Incorporating Safety Risk Management into IT Processes and Culture
Session ID: Symposium PAS3
February 23, 2014
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Applying Human Factors Principles and Usability to Your EHR Implementation
Session ID: Symposium PAS4
February 23, 2014
2:15PM - 3:15PM ET
Safety Solutions in System Integration and Interoperability
Session ID: Symposium PAS5
February 23, 2014
3:15PM - 4:15PM ET
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Future Directions for Patient Safety through Health IT
Session ID: Symposium PAS6


HIMSS wishes to acknowledge the following individuals for their participation in planning this symposium:

  • James P. Keller, Jr., Vice President, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI Institute
  • Mary Logan, President, AAMI
  • Robert Maliff, Director, Applied Solutions, ECRI 
  • William M. Marella, MBA, Director, Patient Safety Reporting Programs, ECRI Institute
  • Marilyn Neder Flack, Executive Director, AAMI Foundation and Senior Vice President, Patient Safety Initiatives, AAMI
  • Ronni P. Solomon, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, ECRI Institute
  • Erin Sparnon, MEng, Engineering Manager, Health Devices, ECRI Institute
  • Karen P. Zimmer, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director, Patient Safety, Quality and Risk and Medical Director, ECRI Institute PSO