Summary: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative

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The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative addresses six aims for the improvement state that health care delivery must be: Safe, effective, timely. Efficient, equitable, and patient-Centered.
The current use of EHR addresses all six issues.. Electronic health record systems that utilize e-prescribing have reduced medication errors and adverse events and resulted in improved communication (HRSA, 2015): E-prescribing improves patient safety and quality of care through a variety of mechanisms including eliminating illegible prescriptions, reducing oral miscommunications, the implementation of warning and alert systems at the point of prescribing, and giving the provider access to the patient 's complete medication history. E-prescribing

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