S16: Panel - The Emerging Role of the Electronic Health Record Patient Safety Officer

2:00 PM–3:00 PM May 20, 2020 (Conference Time: US - Pacific)

2:00 PM–3:00 PM May 20, 2020

702 - Clearwater


Abstract: Unintended consequences related to electronic health records (EHRs) may occur due to increased adoption and overdependence on EHRs and clinical decision support. Shared responsibility between healthcare organizations and EHR vendors is necessary to improve EHR and patient safety. This panel includes safety officers from leading EHR vendors and healthcare organizations who will provide an overview of the safety program at their organization. Panelists will define their role and governance structure; outline processes for preventing, investigating, and reporting EHR-related adverse events across all domains of the HITS framework; and describe opportunities for shared responsibility between vendors and healthcare organizations.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: After attending this panel, attendees will be able to 1) understand the role of patient safety officers at electronic health record (EHR) vendors and healthcare organizations, and 2) identify ways that EHR vendors and healthcare organizations can work together to identify, correct, mitigate, and prevent EHR-related safety issues, and 3) consider governance structure and mobilization strategies for responding to EHR-related safety events.


Allison McCoy (Presenter)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ethan Gershon (Presenter)
InterSystems Corporation

Jim Russell (Presenter)
Epic Systems Corporation

Eva Karp (Presenter)
Cerner Corporation

Gianna Zuccotti (Presenter)
Partners Healthcare