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ACOG Committee Opinion #621: patient safety and health information technology.

ACOG Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement; Committee on Practice Management; American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; ACOG.

Despite improvements associated with health information technology (IT), consistently safe use has been difficult to achieve. This guideline describes the benefits and challenges associated with various components of health IT and suggests that enhanced interoperability and mandatory reporting for health IT errors are needed to improve safety.