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.
Classen DC, Longhurst CA, Thomas EJ. NPJ Digit Med. 2023;6:2.
… an increasing range of health care situations to address a variety of care needs. This commentary examines the impact … limitations of AI that affect reliability. … Classen DC, Longhurst C, Thomas EJ. Bending the patient safety curve: how …
Reeves JJ, Ayers JW, Longhurst CA. J Med Internet Res. 2021;23:e24785.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an extraordinary increase in the use of telehealth. This article discusses unintended consequences of telehealth and outlines guidance to assist health care providers in determining the appropriateness of a telehealth visit.
Wright A, McEvoy D, Aaron S, et al. J Am Med Info Asso. 2019;26:934-942.
… J Am Med Info Asso … Alerts designed to notify providers of … interaction alerts and reasons they were overridden across a variety of electronic health records from 10 different … MG; Kim H; Ai A; Cimino JJ; Desai BR; El-Kareh R; Galanter W; Longhurst CA; Malhotra S; Radecki RP; Samal L; Schreiber …
Sittig DF, Salimi M, Aiyagari R, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:913-918.
… of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA … J Am Med Inform Assoc … Although the implementation of health … 25 of the 140 recommendations were fully implemented. A past PSNet perspective discussed the safety of electronic …
Downing L, Bates DW, Longhurst CA. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:50-51.
Professional burnout is a pervasive problem among health care workers that can have serious effects on patient safety. Despite the recent focus on how poor design of information technology contributes to burnout, this commentary advocates for a broader approach to addressing the problem. The authors suggest that regulation and the associated billing requirements are the root causes of the documentation burden and offer recommendations to address them.
Meyer AND, Longhurst CA, Singh H. J Med Internet Res. 2016;18:e12.
The frequency of missed and delayed diagnoses is stimulating interest in innovative ways of improving the diagnostic process. This study reports on the initial experience of a crowdsourcing approach to diagnosis. Patients with difficult-to-diagnose symptoms accessed an online program where volunteer case solvers—only 58% of whom worked in medicine in any capacity—engaged in discussion with patients and provided diagnostic suggestions. A majority of patients felt the service was useful and about half would recommend the program.
Longhurst CA, Parast L, Sandborg CI, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;126:14-21.
… order entry (CPOE) has been enthusiastically endorsed as a means of preventing medication errors, and some studies … shown clinical benefits associated with its use. However, a growing body of literature demonstrates that CPOE …