The Health Care Notification Network (HCNN) is the new online service that delivers important patient safety alerts that are product-related and mandated by the FDA, to physicians and other healthcare professionals via email. Currently, these alerts (also known as “Dear Doctor letters”) are sent to physicians on paper via traditional
The service is free to providers. H
For those with electronic records, alerts can be forwarded to appropriate patients. As an electronic system, delivery is faster and, notices can be replicated and forwarded as needed. Physicians can arrange for staff to also receive the alerts, which will be an asset in making sure that patients are notified quickly where appropriate.