The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has created a health IT hazard reporting system to make it easier to see trends. The Health IT Hazard Manager was funded by Abt Associates with the ECRI Institute and Geisinger Health System’s Patient Safety Institute. The project incorporates Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) common formats and a tested, standardized taxonomy to index the content of a central repository of data.

The taxonomy has been integrated into its event-reporting platform to help healthcare organizations track causes of health IT-related hazards and manage these risks before they contribute to errors or patient harm. Fierce Health IT brought this news to our attention in their article, “ECRI Institute unveils health IT hazard reporting system.”

Machine assisted indexing against a solid custom taxonomy is the key to any record management system’s success. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies that can help clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to manage their content.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.