Ways to Improve the Effectiveness and Impact of Health Information Technology on Patient Safety and Quality and the Value of Health IT - Part 2: Organizational Best Practices for Optimizing Health IT Safety

Jan 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST

In the spring of 2015, The Joint Commission released Sentinel Alert #54, focused on the safe implementation and use of health IT.  An organizational-wide culture of safety, high reliability and effective change management needs to be established in order to safely implement and use health IT.  This webinar will explore how thought-leading healthcare providers are establishing a proactive, methodical approach to health IT process improvement that includes assessing patient safety risks, the importance of information governance, utilizing multi-disciplinary integrating quality, safety, and IT departments in addressing potential risks, vendor selection and involvement, change management, and the monitoring of system effectiveness. 


  • Amy Feaster, Vice President of Information Technology, Centura Health

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of the Joint Commission’s Sentinel Alert #54 focused on the safe use of HIT
  • Describe the attributes of an effective information governance has it relates to patient safety
  • Explore best practices related to patient safety-related health IT change management