About the course
This course covers the fundamental aspects of health information technology (HIT) as it relates to patient safety. The curriculum introduces an eight-dimension model that helps explain essential aspects of a HIT-enabled health care system. The course requires basic familiarity with key hardware (e.g., databases, servers, workstations, networks) and software terms (computer-based provider order entry, results review, admission/discharge/transfer).
- Implementing and optimizing HIT to improve health care quality and safety
- Using SAFER guides to assess, diagnose and evaluate an organization's electronic health record (EHR) related patient safety
- Utilizing a red flag-based approach to identifying electronic health record related safety concerns
- Managing conflicts that arise between user groups
- Integrate a socio-technical approach when implementing and optimizing health information technology to improve healthcare quality and safety.
- Utilize the ONC-sponsored SAFER guides to assess, diagnose and evaluate the overall safety of an organizations’ EHR-related patient safety.
- Describe a process for utilizing a “red flag” based approach to identifying potential EHR-related safety concerns.
- Recognize that EHR users have rights and responsibilities when using EHRs and understand how to manage conflicts that arise between different user groups.
Method of Participation
To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:
- Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
- Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
- Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
- Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
- CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
- Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.
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