Perspectives on Safety
Narrow Results Clear All
- Communication Improvement 7
- Culture of Safety 10
Education and Training
- Students 2
- Error Reporting and Analysis 10
- Human Factors Engineering 8
- Legal and Policy Approaches 10
- Logistical Approaches 1
- Quality Improvement Strategies 8
- Research Directions 1
- Specialization of Care 2
- Teamwork 1
- Clinical Information Systems 26
- Alert fatigue 2
- Device-related Complications 2
- Diagnostic Errors 5
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 3
- Identification Errors 2
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Safety 9
- Psychological and Social Complications 3
- Surgical Complications 5
- Family Members and Caregivers 1
- Health Care Executives and Administrators 30
- Health Care Providers 23
- Non-Health Care Professionals
- Patients 2
Emerging Safety Issues in Artificial Intelligence, July 2019
Dr. Saria is the John C. Malone Assistant Professor of computer science, statistics, and health policy at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on developing next generation diagnostic, surveillance, and treatment planning tools to reduce adverse events and individualize health care for complex diseases. We spoke with her about artificial intelligence in health care.
with commentary by Robert Challen, MA, MBBS, Emerging Safety Issues in Artificial Intelligence, July 2019
This piece explores various practical and philosophical issues that could shape the adoption of machine learning and artificial intelligence systems in medicine.
Resilience Engineering and Patient Safety, June 2019
Dr. Hollnagel is Senior Professor of Patient Safety at the University of Jönköping (Sweden) as well as Visiting Professorial Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia). We spoke with him about his work studying safety in health care and the differences between designing safety improvements in health care versus other industries.
Safety in Emergency Medical Systems, May 2019
Dr. Brice is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina. She also serves as the Program Director for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship and was past-president of the National Association of EMS Physicians. We spoke with her about her experience working in emergency medical systems and safety concerns particular to this field.
with commentary by Rachel J. Stern, MD, and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, 2018
Patient engagement is widely acknowledged as a cornerstone of patient safety. Research in 2018 demonstrates that patient engagement, when done correctly, can help health care systems identify safety hazards, regain trust after they occur, and codesign sustainable solutions.
A Decade After HITECH, May 2018
Dr. Blumenthal is President of the Commonwealth Fund and served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2009-2011, during early implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the accompanying Meaningful Use program. We spoke with him about the HITECH Act and lessons learned in health care since it was enacted.
A Decade After HITECH, May 2018
Dr. Halamka is the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an emergency physician. He is widely known as one of the most thoughtful and provocative experts on the subject of health IT. We spoke with him about the HITECH Act and the consequences—anticipated and otherwise—of the digitization of health care.
with commentary by Sumant Ranji, MD, 2017
A considerable body of evidence demonstrates worsened clinical outcomes for patients admitted to the hospital on weekends compared to those admitted on weekdays. This Annual Perspective summarizes innovative studies published in 2017 that helped clarify the magnitude of this effect and identify possible mechanisms by which it occurs.
with commentary by Rachel J. Stern, MD, and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, 2017
Patient engagement in safety has evolved from obscurity to maturity over the past two decades. This Annual Perspective highlights emerging approaches to engaging patients and caregivers in safety efforts, including novel technological innovations, and summarizes the existing evidence on the efficacy of such approaches.
Clinical Documentation in the Modern Era, January 2018
Dr. Hirschtick is Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern Medicine, and the author of a number of prominent articles—many quite amusing—about the changes in medical practice wrought by information technology. We spoke with him about what it means to be a clinician in the modern era, particularly how digitization of health records has affected clinicians' notes.
with commentary by Shannon M. Dean, MD, Clinical Documentation in the Modern Era, January 2018
This piece explores concerns regarding the use of copy and paste in electronic health records and offers potential strategies to improve clinical documentation accuracy.
with commentary by Ronen Rozenblum, MD, MPH, and David Bates, MD, MS, Patient-facing Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges for Patient Safety, November 2017
This piece explores how patient-facing technologies can enable patients to be more responsible for their care and improve the way clinicians practice.
Health Information Technology and Safety, September 2017
Dr. Gettinger is the Chief Medical Information Officer and the Executive Director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). He led the development of an electronic health record (EHR) system at Dartmouth and was the senior physician leader during their transition to a vendor-based EHR. We spoke with him about safety and health information technology.
with commentary by Dean F. Sittig, PhD, and Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, Health Information Technology and Safety, September 2017
This piece highlights four key lessons that the authors believe are useful for clinicians and health care organizations that seek to identify, prevent, and mitigate electronic health record–related safety issues.
New Leaders in Safety and Quality, November 2016
Dr. Bindman, an expert in health policy in underserved populations, was appointed as director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in May 2016. We spoke with him about his new role at AHRQ.
Big Data and Patient Safety, October 2016
Dr. Platt is Professor and Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine. We spoke with him about big data and patient safety.
with commentary by Alvin Rajkomar, MD, Big Data and Patient Safety, October 2016
This piece explores the role for a clinician data scientist in utilizing clinical datasets to improve health care quality and safety.
Telemedicine and Patient Safety, September 2016
Dr. Tuckson is President of the American Telemedicine Association. We spoke with him about telemedicine and patient safety.
with commentary by Stephen Agboola, MD, MPH, and Joseph Kvedar, MD, Telemedicine and Patient Safety, September 2016
This piece explores benefits and safety concerns associated with the increased adoption of telemedicine services.
Patient Safety in Dentistry, July/August 2016
Dr. Perea-Pérez is Director of the Spanish Observatory for Dental Patient Safety. We spoke with him about patient safety in dentistry.