Lack of Testing and Monitoring By Hospitals and Vendors
Potentially Jeopardizes Patients — But Solutions Are
WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Health
information technology could inadvertently result in harm to
patients without proper monitoring, according to a new report
issued today by The Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed health
The report calls on federal officials to act quickly by building
oversight requirements into health care IT regulations now being
hammered out in Washington.
The report also recommends actions that hospitals and CPOE
technology companies should take to assure the quality and safety
of these systems.
The report was made public June 28,
2010, during a press conference via telephone from Washington, D.C., where The Leapfrog
Group is based.
Using a web-based simulation tool, 214 hospitals tested their
computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems for their ability
to catch common medication errors, includin