NURS 6051N–22: Transforming Nursing & Healthcare through TechnologyINITIAL DISCUSSION POST (week 1)Deborah Lucero, RN, BS, CVRN-BC, FACCNThe Effects of “To Err is Human” in Nursing PracticeIn 1999, the Institute of Medicine conducted a study that highlighted the failings of the health care system. The conclusion of the study revealed that each year thousands of people were injured, and thousands of people died from medical errors (Kohn, Corrigan & Donaldson, 2000). In addition to increasing awareness of the significance of medical errors, the study brought forth strategies and recommendations that would help to increase patient safety (Wakefield, 2008). Six aims identified for improving care: safe care, effective care, patient-centered care, timely care, efficient care, and equitable care (Wakefield, 2008). Essential to the accomplishment of these aims was the institution of safety systems within health care organizations that would ensure safe practices (Plawecki &Amrheim, 2009). Informatics provided an avenue in which to ensure safe practices.Nursing is considered an “information-intensive profession” (McGonigle & Mastrianm 2012, p.6).