Session ID: 

Reporting and Learning from Health IT-Related Events Toward Safer Healthcare

2:30pm - 3:30pm Wednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Health information technology (HIT) plays an indispensable role in nowadays’ practices. It is intended to provide safer and better care to patients when HIT is thoughtfully designed, systematically implemented, and used appropriately. The benefits of adopting HIT include automating paper-based processes, electronically transferring test results to clinicians at the point of care, facilitating communication with patients and beyond. Unfortunately, patient safety events related to HIT such as delayed treatments, wrong medication given to the patient, etc., are often the headlines in news, which are harmful to patients. Reporting HIT events can improve the quality and safety of technologies and help identify and share the common solutions among the reporters and developers. The speaker will introduce the challenges of collecting HIT events and opportunities of informatics approaches in analyzing the events toward shared learning in the community.

Learning Objectives: 

  • State the benefits and risks of HIT for patient safety/healthcare quality improvement
  • Identify the barriers of reporting and analyzing HIT events and challenges for turning HIT event reports into actionable knowledge
  • Discuss how data representation and knowledge management in FDA MAUDE incident reports can facilitate quality improvement towards a better and safer healthcare system


Associate Professor,


Clinical Informaticists
Quality Professional