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The mental health trigger tool: development and testing of a specialized trigger tool for mental health settings.
Sajith SG, Fung D, Chua HC. J Patient Saf. 2019 Apr 18; [Epub ahead of print].
Trigger tools allow for automated detection of patient harm from electronic health record data. Researchers developed and tested a 25-item trigger tool for mental health settings that identified virtually every adverse event that was found in confirmatory chart review. The authors suggest that this tool may advance safety efforts in inpatient mental health settings.
Journal Article > Commentary
Improving inpatient mental health medication safety through the process of obtaining HIMSS Stage 7: a case report.
Sulkers H, Tajirian T, Paterson J, et al. JAMIA Open. 2019;2:35–39.
Electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely adopted as a strategy to improve patient safety. This commentary explores how one hospital used professional standard achievement to motivate medication safety in inpatient mental health settings. The innovation emphasized scanning technologies, direct prescriber order entry, and EHR-generated data analysis as approaches to enhance the reliability of medication processes for this patient base.