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Search results for "Electronic Health Records"
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Journal Article > Study
Automated identification of postoperative complications within an electronic medical record using natural language processing.
Murff HJ, FitzHenry F, Matheny ME, et al. JAMA. 2011;306:848-855.
Many adverse event identification methods cannot detect errors until well after the event has occurred, as they rely on screening administrative data or review of the entire chart after discharge. Electronic medical records (EMRs) offer several potential patient safety advantages, such as decision support for averting medication or diagnostic errors. This study, conducted in the Veterans Affairs system, reports on the successful development of algorithms for screening clinicians' notes within EMRs to detect postoperative complications. The algorithms accurately identified a range of postoperative adverse events, with a lower false negative rate than the Patient Safety Indicators. As the accompanying editorial notes, these results extend the patient safety possibilities of EMRs to potentially allow for real time identification of adverse events.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Deborah Woodcock, MS, MBA; Robby Bergstrom, Safety of Medical Scribes, August 2019
This piece explores the role medical scribes play in health care, how to implement and evaluate a scribe program, and recommendations to reduce variations in scribe practice.
Journal Article > Study
Kahn MG, Ranade D. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010;17:185-191.
Trigger tools are used to screen for patient safety events and are also used to calculate rates of certain safety problems (such as adverse drug events). This study found that the rate of a trigger tool–based drug safety quality measure varied widely depending on the specific data source used to calculate the rate.
Gardner E. Mod Healthc. May 18, 2009;39:28-31.
This article describes how one health system markedly improved its quality and safety by applying a safety technique used in the nuclear power industry.
Journal Article > Commentary
Conway PH, Clancy C. JAMA. 2009;301:763-765.
This commentary emphasizes five key drivers to improve health care delivery and suggests next steps to accomplish such changes.