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To Err is Human: Examining the Continued Role of Interoperability in Reducing Medical Errors

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) drew national attention to a pervasive and deadly problem that has long plagued our healthcare system – medical errors. The IOM report entitled “To Err is Human – Building a Safer Health System,” noted that preventable errors were responsible for as many as 98,000 hospital deaths in a single year. To mark the anniversary of this watershed report, we're running a series of interviews with IOM committee members who helped produce the report, as well as other health experts to examine  progress in reducing medical errors. View the series.