to the amount of medical errors that occur year after year The Institute of

To the amount of medical errors that occur year after

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to the amount of medical errors that occur year after year, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) began to change the trajectory by establishing the issues according to the rate of casualties and how they could have been prevented if there would have been electronic safety checks through the implementation of health information technology within healthcare organizations. “The Quality of Health Care in America Committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that it is not acceptable for patients to be harmed by the health care system that is supposed to offer healing and comfort—a system that promises “First, do no harm.”” (Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, 2000). In 1999, the committee laid out a comprehensive strategy by which government, health care providers, industry, and consumers can reduce preventable medical errors, and set a minimum goal of 50 percent reduction in errors over the next five years. The IOM found errors in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, preventive and other areas. The Institute of Medicine’s strategy for improvement was set up in a four-tiered approach which compromised of the following: · “Establishing a national focus to create leadership, research,
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tools, and protocols to enhance the knowledge base about safety.” · “Identifying and learning from errors by developing a
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