Improvement Resources Overview
Patient Safety Innovations highlight important innovations that can lead to improvements in patient safety, while Toolkits provide the practical applications of PSNet research and concepts for front line providers to use in their day to day work. Together these support the implementation of products, services, processes, systems, policies, organizational structures, or business models designed to make care safer.
The Patient Safety Innovations Exchange highlights important innovations that can lead to improvements in patient safety. It is based on AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange, which shares many health care innovations, including those that improve patient safety. While available for anyone to search, the Health Care Innovations Exchange has not had new content added since 2016. In order to preserve and update some of the patient safety content on the Health Care Innovations Exchange, select innovations are now being integrated with PSNet. Innovations are defined as “the implementation of new or altered products, services, processes, systems, policies, organizational structures, or business models that aim to improve one or more domains of health care quality or reduce health care disparities.”
ECHO-Care Transitions (ECHO-CT) intends to ensure continuity of care and alleviate the risk of patient safety issues, notably medication errors, occurring because of hospital transition. With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and... Read More
The MOQI seeks to reduce avoidable hospitalization among nursing home residents by placing an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) within the care team with the goal of early identification of resident decline. In addition to the APRN, the MOQI... Read More
The Behavioral Health Vital Signs (BHVS) screener is a patient questionnaire input into the electronic health record for depressive symptoms, alcohol and substance use, and interpersonal violence. Widespread staff education and a standardized... Read More
The Patient Safe-D(ischarge) program used standardized tools to educate patients about their discharge needs, test understanding of those needs, and improve medication reconciliation at admission and discharge. A quasi-randomized controlled trial of... Read More
Patient safety toolkits provide practical applications of PSNet research and concepts for front line providers to use in their day to day work. These toolkits contain resources necessary to implement patient safety systems and protocols.