COVID-19 Impact

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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Fighting a common enemy: a catalyst to close intractable safety gaps.

Singh H, Sittig DF, Gandhi TK. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;Epub Jul 16.

This Viewpoint presents examples of short-term positive effects resulting from early COVID-19-related patient safety efforts, including a focus on (1) high-reliability organizations and safety culture focusing on transparency, collaboration, reporting, and speaking up, (2) prioritizing workplace safety, and (3) removing barriers to using health IT (e.g., EHRs, telemedicine) to improve safety and how to create some permanent/sustainable methods to prevent harm.