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Journal Article > Study
Advancing perinatal patient safety through application of safety science principles using health IT.
Webb J, Sorensen A, Sommerness S, Lasater B, Mistry K, Kahwati L. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017;17:176.
AHRQ's Safety Program for Perinatal Care used a multifaceted approach based on the comprehensive unit-based safety program to improve safety culture and perinatal outcomes at 46 hospitals. In this study, investigators conducted structured interviews to evaluate how participating hospitals used health information technology to enable implementation of the program. A variety of uses for health IT were described, including integration of checklists and standardized handoff tools into the electronic health record.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, University of Chicago.
Improving antibiotic use is a strategy to reduce dangerous health care–associated infections. This website provides information associated with a large-scale improvement initiative. This project will use the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program improvement strategy to develop and test a bundle of interventions in the ambulatory care, long-term care, and acute care environments. Applications for pediatric and adult ambulatory clinics to participate in the program launching in December 2019 are currently being accepted.
Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions.
Boutwell A, Bourgoin A , Maxwell J, DeAngelis K, Genetti S, Savuto M, Snow J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2016. AHRQ Publication No.16-0047-EF.
This toolkit provides information for hospitals to help reduce preventable readmissions among Medicaid patients. Building on hospital experience with utilizing the materials since 2014, this updated guide explains how to determine root causes for readmissions, evaluate existing interventions, develop a set of improvement strategies, and optimize care transition processes.
Meeting/Conference > Maryland Meeting/Conference
Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. November 5-6, 2019; Constellation Energy Building, Baltimore, MD.
Meeting/Conference > United States Meeting/Conference
AHA Team Training. June 27–November 5, 2019.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. July 25, 2018.
Tracking the intersection of organizational culture with health information technology use can inform patient safety improvement efforts. This webinar introduced supplemental items to the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture and discussed the results of a pilot project integrating the items into assessment efforts. Featured speakers included Dr. Jeff Brady and Dr. Tejal Gandhi.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Health literacy is important for effective care communications and safe medication use. This toolkit provides resources associated with medication therapy management and patient health literacy. Materials include health literacy assessments and guidance for prescription medicine instructions. A past PSNet perspective discussed the role of health literacy in patient safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Challenges and opportunities from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research summit on improving diagnosis: a proceedings review.
Henriksen K, Dymek C, Harrison MI, Brady JP, Arnold SB. Diagnosis. 2017;4:57–66.
Diagnostic error gained recognition as a patient safety concern with the publication of the Improving Diagnosis in Health Care report. This commentary reviews insights shared at a conference convened to discuss issues associated with diagnosis, including the need for concrete definitions of diagnostic error, the role of technology in improvement, and organizational factors that contribute to the problem.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
A National Web Conference on Improving Health IT Safety Through the Use of Natural Language Processing to Improve Accuracy of EHR Documentation.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 7, 2017.