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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.

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Joseph AL, Monkman H, Kushniruk AW, et al. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022;2022:535-539.
Patient portals allow patients and their caregivers to read clinical notes, view test results, and communicate with their provider, with the goal of improving patient safety. This scoping review found limited evidence of improved patient safety with the use of patient portals. Additionally, the authors found multiple naming conventions, such as patient portal, personal health record, and personal medical record.
Borycki EM, Kushniruk AW. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022;289:447-451.
Although health information technology has improved many aspects of patient care, unintended negative consequences may also occur. This review aimed to develop a maturity model specific to technology-induced errors and improve safety across the organization. Five maturity levels, from ad hoc to formalized, are described.
Monkman H, Kushniruk AW. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;234:233-237.
Medication management in outpatient settings requires patients to recognize adverse medication effects. This expert review study found that standardized information from a large Canadian retail pharmacy lacked key information about possible adverse effects and drug interactions. The authors suggest that this information gap leads to an urgent and addressable patient safety risk.
Borycki EM, Kushniruk AW. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;234:42-48.
Enterprise risk management focuses on managing risk at the system rather than the unit or incident level. This commentary discusses an enterprise risk management framework to assess and address problems associated with implementing technology. The authors outline potential risks present at the time of purchasing the technology and during pre- and post-implementation phases.
Kushniruk AW, Bates DW, Bainbridge M, et al. Int J Med Inform. 2013;82:e149-60.
This narrative review examines literature and organizational resources related to health information technology (IT) use in three countries, including barriers to implementation, technology-induced errors, and initiatives to enhance health IT safety.