Since most of these officials have little time to study the issues about health IT in depth, I've created a zipped archive of four articles I consider key. The articles can serve as a primer on health IT problems:
1. Joint Commission Health IT Sentinel Events Alert, 2009.
2. FDA Internal Report on Adverse Events Involving Health IT. ("Not intended for public use" - but obtained by the press last year, presumably via FOIA), 2010.
3. ECRI Institute Top 10 Health Technology Hazards of 2011 - see hazard #5.
4. Hoffman/Podgurski, Case Western Reserve School of Law: E-HEALTH HAZARDS: PROVIDER LIABILITY AND ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEMS - comprehensive article, one of a series, 2009.
The zipped file can be downloaded from here:
It is 2.7 Mb in length.
(A compilation of over fifty articles is at http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/faculty/ssilverstein/HITreadinglist.doc, for those with lots of time.)