How Health IT Integration Can Help Reduce Diagnostic Errors

An estimated 5 percent of U.S. adults who seek outpatient care each year experience a diagnostic error, according to a report published Sept. 23 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Such errors account for up to 17 percent of adverse errors in hospitals. The IOM study recommends looking broadly at improving the diagnostic process, in part by enhancing health IT interoperability and the flow of information across organizations.

How Health IT Integration Can Help Reduce Diagnostic Errors

Health IT Interoperability