In anticipation of the 2017 WPSC Conference, “The Heart and Science of Patient Safety,” the WPSC is taking a closer look at the world of Health IT. What are some of the innovative new methods for employing health data and IT, and where do barriers persist? Read on to learn more about this complex topic which holds both potential and caution in utilizing data to drive patient care.

This Week's "Friday 5":
Focus on Health IT

1) How far has Health IT policy come, and where do we stand to improve in the next Administration?
Read Article.

2) Where are we still experiencing barriers to the seamless and secure flow of electronic health data? 
Read Report.

3) The Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) aims to bring data driven changes and effective research to the development of patient centered care processes:  
Read Announcement.

4) Among the promise and opportunities of Health IT lurks a cautionary tale of debilitating and dangerous data breaches: 
Read Article.

5) The unrealized potential of patient portals; when enthusiasm and innovation don’t speed effective adoption: 
Read Report.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 15th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference is on the books for May 11, 2017! This is the only comprehensive patient safety event of its kind in the 5-state WWAMI region. This year's event, themed "The Heart and Science of Patient Safety," will feature keynote speaker Dr. David Classen, Chief Medical Information Officer at Pascal Metrics. 
Read the Full Announcement

We hope to see you there!


Kelly Veit, MHA

Program Director. Washington Patient Safety Coalition
Foundation for Healthcare Quality
705 Second Ave. Ste. 410
Seattle, WA 98104 | 206.204.7383


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