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Journal Article > Review
Bhattacharjee P, Edelson DP, Churpek MM. Chest. 2017;151:898-907.
Undiagnosed sepsis can lead to serious patient harm. This review describes proactive methods of monitoring patients to augment detection and early treatment of sepsis. The authors discuss how this process has evolved over time and suggest that automated tools can aid in identifying and managing sepsis.
Journal Article > Study
Improving general practice computer systems for patient safety: qualitative study of key stakeholders.
Avery AJ, Savelyich BSP, Sheikh A, Morris CJ, Bowler I, Teasdale S. Qual Saf Health Care. 2007;16:28-33.
Enhanced information technology (IT) has been identified as a key component of improving patient safety, but development and implementation of health care IT systems have sometimes led to unintended consequences. In this study, the authors interviewed 31 health care IT stakeholders, ranging from IT developers to frontline clinicians, to identify priority areas for improving IT in the primary care setting. Interviewees voiced a strong interest in using IT for decision support but were frustrated with a perceived lack of attention to human factors engineering in current IT systems.
Journal Article > Commentary
Galvin RS, Delbanco S, Milstein A, Belden G. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005;24:228-233.
The Leapfrog Group was formed in 2000 as an initiative among large employers and purchasers of health care services to articulate a uniform voice for promoting improvements in quality. This article summarizes the organization's activities, their progress to date, and the anticipated challenges that lie ahead. The authors conclude that the impact of Leapfrog's efforts is difficult to assess, but their role as a market catalyst remains strong.