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Auerbach AD, Bates DW, Rao JK, et al, eds. Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(11_Supp):S69-S144.

Research and error reporting are important strategies to uncover problems in health system performance. This special issue highlights vendor transparency and context as important areas of focus to ensure electronic health records (EHR) research and reporting help improve system reliability. The articles cover topics such as a framework for research reporting, design of randomized controlled trials for technology studies, and designing research on patient portal enhancement.

Azar FM, ed. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018;49(4):A1-A8,389-552.

Quality and value have intersecting influence on the safety of health care. Articles in this special issue explore key principles of safe orthopedic care for both adult and pediatric patients. Topics covered include leadership's role in implementing sustainable improvement, postsurgery patient education as a safety tactic, and the impact of surgical volume on safe, high-quality care.
The increasing implementation of health information technology has introduced both benefits and challenges to patient safety. Articles in this series explore the impacts of technology on health care, including whether patient rating sites contribute to hospital supervision, the potential for mobile communication devices to increase clinician distraction, and the design and testing of mobile applications to support care.
Maharaj R, Stelfox HT. Intensive Care Med. 2016;42:593-601.
This three-part commentary presents differing views on whether rapid response teams (RRTs) improve patient outcomes and recommends that further research is required to determine ideal RRT staffing, factors that contribute to the need for an RRT, and how rapid response affects the safety of hospitalized patients.
Martin GP, Dixon-Woods M. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:706-8.
This editorial introduces a series of seven peer-reviewed commentaries that explore the ethical, sociolegal, academic, and clinical avenues to understanding system failures identified in the Francis inquiry, along with methods to identify gaps in knowledge such as measurement and feedback to drive improvement.
Runciman W, Hibbert P, Thomson R, et al. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2009;21.
This set of articles focuses on the World Alliance for Patient Safety initiative to develop an international taxonomy for patient safety and describes how the terms, concepts, and classifications were chosen.