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Optimizing Health IT for Improved Patient Safety

4 Total CME

Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

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This course covers the fundamental aspects of health information technology (HIT) as it relates to patient safety. The curriculum introduces an eight-dimension model that helps explain essential aspects of a HIT-enabled health care system. The course requires basic familiarity with key hardware (e.g., databases, servers, workstations, networks) and software terms (computer-based provider order entry, results review, admission/discharge/transfer).

Topics include:
• Implementing and optimizing HIT to improve health care quality and safety
• Using SAFER guides to assess, diagnose and evaluate an organization's electronic health record (EHR) related patient safety
• Utilizing a red flag-based approach to identifying electronic health record related safety concerns
• Managing conflicts that arise between user groups

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Course Objectives

  • Integrate a socio-technical approach when implementing and optimizing health information technology to improve healthcare quality and safety.
  • Utilize the ONC-sponsored SAFER guides to assess, diagnose and evaluate the overall safety of an organizations’ EHR-related patient safety.
  • Describe a process for utilizing a “red flag” based approach to identifying potential EHR-related safety concerns.
  • Recognize that EHR users have rights and responsibilities when using EHRs and understand how to manage conflicts that arise between different user groups.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: March 2016

Course Expiration Date: March 2022

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course



The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds are available for online courses if the refund is requested within a 72-hour period after purchase and no course materials have been accessed.
  • If the course is accessed at any time, no cancellation or refund will be allowed.
  • If registrations are cancelled within 72 hours of purchase and no access of course material has occurred, then a full refund less a $100 processing fee will be applied.
  • Once 72 hours have passed after purchase, no cancellations or refunds will be allowed.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Optimizing Health IT for Improved Patient Safety Leaders has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and/or an MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards:

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