Unit 9: HIT Implementation Planning for Quality and Safety

This unit focuses the attention of the learner on ways in which HIT implementation can be managed to ensure the quality and safety are maintained during the transition period. Use of internal support pools, super-users, and front-line clinical experts to provide at-the-elbow support during the transition period is discussed. Emphasis is placed on the need for local adaptation and ongoing development of skills so that users can gain expertise in safe use of electronic health records and other information technology.