- Promotion of the use of quality management principles
- Identification, development and adoption of standards and best practices
- Leveraging conformity assessment tools
- Creation of an environment that focuses on learning and continual improvement
April 3, 2014 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday released a report that recommends a new regulatory framework for healthcare IT software.
- Low-risk software that performs administrative healthcare IT functions, such as applications for billing and claims processing, scheduling, and practice and inventory management.
- Medium-risk software with health management IT functions, such as software for health information and data management, medication management, provider order entry, knowledge management, electronic access to clinical results, and clinical decision support.
- Higher-risk software that could pose a greater risk to patients if it does not function as intended. Applications in this category include computer-aided detection (CAD) software, applications for bedside monitor alarms, and radiation treatment software.