Health Information Technology (Health IT) Common Format
- Health IT offers enormous benefits, but carries risks to patient safety as well.
- In response to public interest and hearings by both ONC [the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ] and IOM [Institute of Medicine], AHRQ enhanced its ability to capture information on Health IT-related patient safety events through its Common Formats.
- By working collaboratively with FDA [Food and Drug Administration], AHRQ developed a Common Format that will guide reporting of such events both to PSOs [Patient Safety Organizations] and to FDA's adverse event reporting system MAUDE [Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience].
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