DCB 0160, Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems – A mandatory UK safety standard describing a set of assurance activities for healthcare organisations to manage clinical risk in the health IT systems they implement. The current version of the standard was issued by HSCIC (now NHS Digital) in 2013 and is enforced by NHS England.
In 2014 the Secretary of State for Health confirmed in a Commons Debate that the DCB 0129 and DCB 0160 standards are the mandatory means by which clinical safety requirements are addressed in health IT in England.
Note that the standard was formerly called ISB 0160 and SCCI 0160.
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