Patient safety tool: Toolkit provides tips for safe use of copy/paste in healthcare

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety released a series of evidence-based recommendations designed to improve health IT safety, titled "Safe Practice Recommendations for Copy and Paste," at HIMSS16 this week.

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety is a collaborative that includes healthcare providers, health IT developers, academic researchers, patient safety organizations (including the National Patient Safety Foundation), liability insurers and professional societies.

The tool the partnership developed includes Safe Practice Recommendations for the use of copy and paste in healthcare settings.

"We defined copy and paste, looked at uses, looked at the literature, reviewed events that had come into ECRI Institute's Patient Safety Organization, talked about vendor functionalities, and explored best practices from a couple of organizations and how they're working on copy and paste, and then, at the end, got to some recommendations," said NPSF President and CEO Tejal Gandhi, MD.

To access publicly the available toolkit and additional resources, click here.

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