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Search results for "Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)"
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Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs.
Washington, DC: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; November 28, 2018.
Clinician burnout is a persistent threat to patient safety, and electronic health records have been identified as a high-profile contributor to the problem. This call for public comments on a draft report seeks insights on specific goals and recommended strategies to address the issue. The approaches outlined focus on reducing the time burden associated with frontline electronic health record use. The option for submitting comments is closed.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2018. AHRQ Publication No. 18-0028-EF.
Health care has worked to enhance use of information technologies to improve efficiency and safety. This report highlights 151 AHRQ-funded projects focused on understanding how health care information technology can address clinician needs, support decision making, and increase patient access to electronic health records.
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.
Journal Article > Study
Furukawa MF, Eldridge N, Wang Y, Metersky M. J Patient Saf. 2016 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print].
Electronic health record (EHR) adoption was widely spurred by an assumption that it would improve patient safety. Although research suggests that EHRs have had an overall positive effect, unexpected consequences have occurred along the way and many problems remain. This retrospective study compared adverse events among patients in hospitals with fully electronic EHRs to those without such EHRs in place. After controlling for patient and hospital characteristics, patients exposed to a fully electronic EHR had 17% to 30% lower odds of having an adverse event. A recent PSNet interview with Dr. Robert Wachter discussed the role of health information technology in patient safety.
Electronic Health Record Programs: Participation Has Increased, but Action Needed to Achieve Goals, Including Improved Quality of Care.
Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; March 6, 2014. Publication GAO-14-207.
This investigation found that although use of electronic health records (EHRs) in Medicare and Medicaid programs increased between 2011 and 2012, EHR systems lack the ability to track quality and safety to measure improvements. The report recommends developing a comprehensive strategy to compile clinical quality measurement data.
Journal Article > Study
Encinosa WE, Bae J. Inquiry. Winter 2011/2012;48:288-303.
Web Resource > Government Resource
Jones SS, Koppel R, Ridgely MS, Palen TE, Wu S, Harrison MI. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2011.
This Web site compiles evidence, tools, and case examples to help prepare organizations for problems associated with implementation and use of electronic health records.
Special or Theme Issue
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. March 16, 2011.
This collection provides information on programs and tools to improve medication safety.
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.
Dixon BE, Zafar A, for AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2009. AHRQ Publication No. 09-0031-EF.
This report summarizes findings from interviews with AHRQ-funded grantees who have implemented computerized provider order entry systems.
Levinson DR. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General; December 2008. Report No. OEI-06-07-00470.
The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 mandated that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report to Congress the incidence of "never events" among Medicare beneficiaries, payment by Medicare for services in connection with such events, and the process used to identify events and deny payments. This report addresses that mandate by providing a descriptive analysis of the key issues to understanding hospital-based adverse events. The report is focused around discussion of seven critical issues that are explored in detail. Of note, OIG expanded the study of never events to the broader topic of adverse events in their analysis.
Cooney E. Worcester Telegram & Gazette. January 28, 2008;Living section:E1.
This article discusses an AHRQ-funded program to study information technology tools and their ability to minimize medication errors in a geriatric patient population.
Grant > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2008.
This announcement describes the 19 projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2006 that studies the potential of simulation to improve patient safety.
Journal Article > Study
Shah NR, Seger AC, Seger DL, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006;13:5-11.
In this AHRQ-funded study, the investigators sought to increase acceptance of alerts by devising specific decision support for the ambulatory care setting, with only critical alerts interrupting clinician workflow.
Journal Article > Government Resource
Gans D, Kralewski J, Hammons T, Dowd B. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005;24:1323-1333.
This AHRQ-funded study found that medical group practices are slowly adopting electronic medical records (EMR) and that cost and lack of physician support are barriers to implementation.
Journal Article > Study
Medication error in the care of HIV/AIDS patients: electronic surveillance, confirmation, and adverse events.
Delorenze GN, Follansbee SF, Nguyen DP, et al. Med Care. 2005;43(suppl 9):III63-III68.
This AHRQ-funded retrospective study of 5473 patient encounters found that reviewing electronic pharmacy records could help identify preventable medication errors (particularly the use of contraindicated medications) in HIV-infected outpatients.
Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.; 2004.
This report provides an analysis of more than 235,000 records submitted by 570 participating facilities to Medmarx and also provides trend analyses for records submitted between 1999 and 2003. The report contains three technology-focused special topics: computer entry, computerized prescriber order entry—analysis performed in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)—and automated dispensing devices.