The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Blease CR, Kharko A, Hägglund M, et al. PLoS ONE. 2021;16:e0258056.
Allowing patients to access their own ambulatory clinical health record has benefits such as identification of errors and increased trust. This study focused on risks and benefits of patient access to mental health care records. Experts suggested the benefits would be similar to those seen in primary care, such as increased patient engagement, with the potential additional benefit of reduced stigmatization.
Blease CR, Salmi L, Hägglund M, et al. JMIR Ment Health. 2021;8:e29314.
This commentary outlines six benefits of the new requirement that health systems offer online patient access to their medical records, including clinician notes. Benefits include strengthened patient-clinician relationships, patient engagement, and adherence to mental health care plans. While online access may help narrow the digital divide, the authors also point out that lack of access to technology is still a barrier.
Wachenheim D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. December 8, 2015.
Patient and family advisory councils are considered valuable method to help hospitals develop patient-centered safety strategies. In 2008, Massachusetts mandated that every hospital should have such a council in place. This magazine article discusses the 5-year evolution of the strategy and reveals insights regarding how states and organizations can learn from the Massachusetts experience to support wide-scale implementation of patient and family advisory councils.
Schiff G, Griswold P, Ellis BR, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:91-96.
This commentary describes the partnerships and consensus efforts involved in the PROMISES Project to promote communication and support error disclosure in the ambulatory setting. The authors review a plan to disseminate and assess the impact of the initiative and its associated tools.