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Daniel Mason, MD; September 2004
A medical student discovers that a hospital's radiology records are accessible via Internet, without any security, and struggles with whether and to whom to report the obvious HIPAA violation.
Journal Article > Study
Simons P, Houben R, Reijnders PJ. J Patient Saf. 2018;14:193-201.
Organizations with robust safety culture, as measured by AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, have improved objective measures of safety. Researchers compared the AHRQ survey to a factorial survey examining safety behavior among employees in a radiotherapy department. The two surveys yielded similar results, while the factorial survey added that staff were more likely to report safety concerns if they caused patient harm.
Journal Article > Commentary
Siewert B, Brook OR, Swedeen S, Eisenberg RL, Hochman M. Radiographics. 2019;39:251-263.
Raising concerns in real time can prevent adverse events. This review examines human characteristics that affect the ability of health care workers to report safety events in radiology. Barriers to reporting included organizational culture, accountability, communication weaknesses, and authority gradients. The authors suggest tactics at the organizational, leadership, and staff levels to address conditions that deter raising concerns, including use of structured communication methods such as SBAR.