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Briefing Date:11/09/2011
Topic:Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on Patient Safety and Health Information Technology

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
2322 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 10:00 a.m.
and
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.

on

Health IT and Patient Safety:
Building Safer Systems for Better Care

This new report from the Institute of Medicine explores how the use of health information technology (IT), such as electronic health records, affects the safety of patient care. It recommends steps to improve transparency in the reporting of health IT safety incidents and to enhance monitoring of health IT products, both of which can lead to improved care.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on November 8, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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