Hospitals and health systems face challenges in implementing electronic health records that can affect safety. This webinar introduced the SAFER guides, which highlight strategies to improve safety related to electronic health record use, and educate participants about ways to implement these guides in their organizations. The session featured Hardeep Singh and Dean F. Sittig as speakers.
This article reports on the abduction of a newborn by an individual masquerading as a hospital employee. Infant abduction is one of the patient safety "never events" defined by the National Quality Forum.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) hosted the 2005 Annual Patient Safety and Health Information Technology Conference. Transcripts and slide presentations are available from the five-day event.
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