Among the newly-formed advisory panel’s goals are to update the public on how far the workgroup has come in forming an appropriate, risk-based regulatory health IT framework. Some of the most interesting work pertains to protecting patient safety. Here are some factors involved with characterizing patient safety risks:
- Identify the types, magnitude and likelihood of patient safety risk that may be posed by health IT.
- Identify critical factors that any framework should include to address/mitigate identified risks related to patient safety.
- Categorize critical factors and the impact of these considerations on patient safety and innovation.
Patient safety and mobile devices
Part of managing patient safety will be helping them utilize self-controlled mobile apps without exposing their data.