Our Perspectives on Safety section features expert viewpoints on current themes in patient safety, including interviews and written essays published monthly. Annual Perspectives highlight vital and emerging patient safety topics.
In the past several decades, technological advances have opened new possibilities for improving patient safety. Using technology to digitize healthcare processes has the potential to increase standardization and efficiency of clinical workflows and... Read More
This piece focuses on perinatal mental health and efforts to improve maternal safety.
Christie Allen is the Senior Director of Quality Improvement at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). We spoke to her about her experience in maternal safety and improving perinatal mental... Read More
Throughout 2022, the impact of system failures on healthcare workers was a recurrent theme of articles on AHRQ PSNet. This Year in Review explores these impacts and ways to support healthcare workers involved in a system failure.
Dr. Neal Sikka and Dr. Colton Hood are emergency medicine physicians who work in the Innovative Practice & Telemedicine section at George Washington University Hospital (GW). We spoke with them about their... Read More
This piece discusses the evolution of remote patient monitoring, emergence into use with acute conditions, patient safety considerations, and the continued challenges of telehealth implementation.
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- Error Reporting and Analysis(104)
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- Communication Improvement(76)
- Culture of Safety(69)
- Human Factors Engineering(39)
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- Research Directions(7)
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- Medication Safety(52)
- Diagnostic Errors(41)
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- Device-Related Complications(14)
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation(13)
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications(9)
- Transitions of Care(8)
- Alert fatigue(7)
- Identification Errors(6)
- Failure to rescue(4)
- Drug shortages(2)
- Second victims(1)
- Transfusion Complications(1)
David R. Gruen, MD, MBA, FACR is the Chief Medical Officer, Imaging at IBM Watson Health and is a thought leader and content expert for artificial intelligence in medical imaging. We spoke with him about the role artificial intelligence can play in healthcare diagnostics and the potential for reducing diagnostic errors.
This piece discusses the current use of artificial intelligence in diagnostic imaging and key patient safety considerations.
Cindy Brach, MPP is a Senior Healthcare Researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is the Co-Chair of the HHS Health Literacy Workgroup. We spoke with her about the role of cultural competence in patient safety.