IT, patient safety, and quality care

J Healthc Inf Manag. 2002 Winter;16(1):28-33.


The growing understanding of medical errors as systemic in nature underscores the importance of analyzing and redesigning systems. Best practices in medication safety that promise rapid payback include computerized physician order entry, ongoing tracking and benchmarking, and the creation by leadership of nonpunitive environments where this new culture of safety can thrive.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Services Administration / standards*
  • Humans
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control*
  • Medical Errors / statistics & numerical data
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, U.S., Health and Medicine Division
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care*
  • Safety Management*
  • United States / epidemiology