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The PSNet Collection: All Content

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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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. September 6–7, 2023.
Anesthesia is a high-risk activity that has achieved safety successes. This hybrid conference explored topics related to the theme of “Emerging Medical Technologies – A Patient Safety Perspective on Wearables, Big Data and Remote Care.” Videos of the sessions are available.
Curated Libraries
October 10, 2022
Selected PSNet materials for a general safety audience focusing on improvements in the diagnostic process and the strategies that support them to prevent diagnostic errors from harming patients.

US Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. 117th Cong (2021-2022). (July 20, 2022).

Large-scale electronic health record (EHR) implementation projects encompass a myriad of problems to navigate to arrive at success. This Congressional panel explores challenges experienced during EHR implementation in the VA Health system. Panelists from the Veterans Administration, the investigator and the technology vendor involved in the program shared insights and next steps to direct improvement.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Surveys are established mechanisms for organizational assessment of safety culture. This collection of webinars provides an overview of the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) and a range of content related to the successful use of the surveys. Topics covered include organizational characteristics required for successful web-based distribution of the survey and best practices for formatting, programming, and administering the surveys in a variety of environments. 
MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare.
Electronic health records (EHR) optimize information functions in care environments while paradoxically introducing inefficiencies and opportunities for error due to usability problems. This series of videos draws from usability research to illustrate how ineffective EHR design can reduce the safety and reliability of care processes that rely on these systems.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. July 25, 2018. 
Tracking the intersection of organizational culture with health information technology use can inform patient safety improvement efforts. This webinar introduced the Health Information Technology Supplemental Item Set for the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) Hospital Survey and discussed the results of a pilot project integrating the items into assessment efforts. Featured speakers included Dr. Jeff Brady and Dr. Tejal Gandhi.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 7, 2017.
Incomplete clinical notes create potential for treatment errors. This webinar discussed voice-generated electronic records as a strategy to augment clinical documentation and highlight natural language processing technologies as a component of this strategy.
Lakshmanan I. The Diane Rehm Show. February 9, 2016.
Digital technologies represent both promise and risks for communication in health care. This radio interview features Dr. Bob Wachter, Dr. Saul Weiner, Cindy Brach, and Dr. Kavita Patel who discuss various influences on effective physician–patient communication, including time pressures, patient portals, electronic documentation demands, and health literacy.
American Hospital Association; AHA.
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.
Cornish A. National Public Radio. July 15, 2013.
This radio segment features an interview with Dr. Farzad Mostashari on the importance of federal standards for electronic medical record systems to ensure effective medical information exchange. An accompanying news segment reports on incentives for medical practices to convert to computerized records systems.
Colvin G.
This video segment features an interview with two McKesson executives about how health information technology can help prevent medication errors.
Knox R. All Things Considered. National Public Radio; July 20, 2006.
This story discusses findings from the 2006 Institute of Medicine report on medication errors and includes interviews with James Conway and Michael Cohen.