SAFER Guides: What You Need to Know

This webinar introduces and explains the ONC-sponsored SAFER guides, which can be found at http://www.healthit.gov/safer/safer-guides. The SAFER guides consist of nine guides that enable health care organizations to address EHR safety in a variety of areas. The guides identify recommended practices to optimize the safety and safe use of EHRs and provide a self-assessment to determine an organization's degree of conformance to the recommended practices.

This webinar introduces and explains the ONC-sponsored SAFER guides, which can be found at http://www.healthit.gov/safer/safer-guides. The SAFER guides consist of nine guides that enable health care organizations to address EHR safety in a variety of areas. The guides identify recommended practices to optimize the safety and safe use of EHRs and provide a self-assessment to determine an organization's degree of conformance to the recommended practices.

Objectives:

  • Understand the content within the SAFER guides as well as the importance of the guides to your organization's electronic health record (EHR)-related safety
  • Implement the guides successfully and meaningfully across all EHR-related areas of your organization

Presenters:

  • Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics program at the Houston Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dean Sittig, PhD, Professor in the School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX

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