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Search results for "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)"
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Journal Article > Commentary
Pursuing patient safety at the intersection of design, systems engineering, and health care delivery research: an ongoing assessment.
Henriksen K, Rodrick D, Grace EN, Shofer M, Brady PJ. J Patient Saf. 2019 Feb 9; [Epub ahead of print].
Applying systems engineering strategies from problem analysis through postimplementation evaluation can lead to solutions grounded in actual practice and learning for individuals, teams, and organizations. This commentary discusses the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety learning laboratories initiative. The authors, who serve as program officers and oversee the grants, review lessons learned through experiences of grantees.
Grant > Government Resource
Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Pursuing Safety in Diagnosis and Treatment at the Intersection of Design, Systems Engineering, and Health Services Research (R18).
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. RFA-HS-19-001.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2017.
Both organizational culture and the physical environment affect the safety of care delivery. This toolkit provides resources to help organizations assess hazards related to the design of their facilities. The toolkit focuses on six areas of safety: infections, falls, medication errors, security, injuries of behavioral health, and patient handling.
Zheng K, Ciemins EL, Lanham HJ, Lindberg C. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0058-EF.
Ineffective implementation of health information technology (IT) can result in workarounds and other workflow changes that disrupt care delivery. This report examines how health IT implementation can affect clinician and staff workload in the ambulatory care environment, including increase interruptions and multitasking, and recommends workload considerations to enable staff to adapt to changes in practice.
Special or Theme Issue
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
Incorporating Health Information Technology Into Workflow Redesign: Request for Information Summary Report.
Carayon P, Karsh B-T, Cartmill RS, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 10-0098-EF.
The report summarizes evidence related to the impact of health information technology on workflow in outpatient settings.
Kaji AH, Cone DC, eds. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15:971-1222.
This special issue highlights an AHRQ-funded symposium on the role of simulation in medical education and covers topics such as teamwork training and skill improvement.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2007. AHRQ Publication No. 07-0076-1.
This video uses the experiences of three US hospitals to demonstrate how the quality and safety of each hospital's patient care services were improved by implementing evidence-based hospital design into recent construction and renovation projects.
Grout JR. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2007. AHRQ Publication No. 07-P0020.
In this report, the author draws from multidisciplinary sources to share examples of practical process and design changes that can mitigate human error in health care.