Opportunity for hospitals, RMIS vendors and EHR vendors Pilot program using data in EHRs to facilitate reporting
Pilot sites will help advance testing and validation of standards
that will be included in Meaningful Use and Electronic Health
Record (EHR) Certification Criteria, and benefit by being an
early adopter of new functionality facilitating reporting of and
learning from adverse events. The
pilot participation checklist instructs you on how to express
interest in participating in the structured data capture
initiative for adverse event and patient safety event reporting.
Typically, participation would be a joint project of a provider
organization, an RMIS (Risk Management Information System) vendor
and an EHR vendor.
The utility of EHR data is limited due to a lack of uniformity in
the terminology and definitions of data elements across EHRs.
Linking EHR data with other data in a uniform and structured way
will accelerate quality and safety improvement, population health
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information
Technology (ONC) Structured Data Capture (SDC) initiative is
developing and validating a standards-based data architecture so
that a structured set of data can be accessed from EHRs for other
appropriate purposes, including collecting and transmitting data
for patient safety and adverse event reporting.
Decrease data collection burden by providers and staff
Provide standardized and structured approach for collection
and transmission of data
Reduce need to customize EHR and Health IT systems
Remove barriers to volunteer adverse events
CHPSO co-chairs the ONC workgroup implementing incident reporting
and FDA adverse event reporting. Our workgroup is now looking for
organizations interested in testing automated capture of relevant
data for these reports.
Please contact Rory Jaffe
if you have any questions.