Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. (2014). Self Assessment Contingency Planning: General Instructions for the SAFER (Safety Assurance Factors for Electronic Health Record Resilience) Self Assessment Guides.
When electronic health records (EHR) are unavailable, this can have a negative effect on patient care and can lead to medication errors, images being unavailable, and the need to cancel procedures. The guidance in this document can help healthcare facilities establish contingency planning for planned or unplanned EHR outages.