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Course Description

Health Information Technology through the Lens of Patient Safety is an educational module that explores the fundamentals of health information technology (HIT) and examines the challenges for information collection, use, and application in health systems. This module focuses on patient safety principles such as organizational culture, transparency, patient engagement, integration of care, and human factors engineering and provides the rationale for using these principles as the guiding science behind any effective HIT strategy. Through error reduction and clinical support effective use of HIT allows providers to deliver safer, higher-quality care in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. HIT development and implementation is a critical next step in the positive direction toward safer patient care.


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Target Audience

Physicians of all specialties, pharmacists, nurses, and quality professionals.


Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe how the implementation of health information technology affects patient safety.
  • Define the challenges surrounding health information technology use.
  • Analyze strategies for evaluating, selecting, and mobilizing a health information technology initiative.
  • Identify ways that health information technology can support cultural transparency and the
    culture of safety.

    Continuing Education 

    This course is approved for 2 contact hours towards CPPS Recertification  


    Activity Authors

    All presenters, faculty, and content developers, unless indicated, have no significant financial interest/arrangement that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest with the subject matter of this educational enduring material.
    • Steve Arendt, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center
    • Carol L. Doolittle, BSPharm, Manager, Accenture Health Practice
    • Eloise Keeler, RN, MSN, Nurse Informaticist, Indiana University Health
    • Carl Keldie, MD, Chief Medical Officer, PHS Correctional Health System
    • Brian D. Patty, MD, FAAEM, Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, HealthEast Care System
    • Brian Shea, BSPharm, PharmD, FCCP, Senior Manager, Accenture Health Practice
    • Chris Snyder, DO, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
    • Janis Watts, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing Practice, Indiana University Health North Hospital 

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    • $27.00 - ASPPS members
    • Complimentary - Stand Up for Patient Safety members


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    • $30.00 - Non-members 

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    Publication of Health Information Technology through the Lens of Patient Safety was made possible thanks to an educational grant from McKesson®

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