Book/Report

Implementing Closing the Loop. Safe Practices for Diagnostic Results

Partnership for HIT Patient Safety. Implementing Closing the Loop. Safe Practices for Diagnostic Results. Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI Institute; 2020.

Health information technology (HIT) can improve record keeping, test ordering and prescription legibility. This report highlights its value in assuring diagnostic communications are reliably completed and shares recommendations to support this work. The publication is accompanied by a guide for organizations to act on the recommendations for closed-loop communication.