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Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology: Improving Care Through Patient Access to Their Records.
Full Committee Hearing. US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (September 16, 2015) (testimony of Raj Ratwani, PhD; Kathy Giusti, MBA; Eric Dishman).
Enabling patients to access their medical records has been found to enhance patient–clinician communication and uncover errors. This hearing explored the importance of providing patient access to personal health information to improve care. Testimonies discussed the need to have one integrated patient record and to design patient portals around human factors approaches to augment usability.
Legislation/Regulation > Congressional Testimony
Patient Safety: Supporting a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement in Hospitals and Other Health Care Organizations.
Testimony before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee of Governmental Affairs, 108th Cong, 1st Sess (June 11, 2003) (statement of Carolyn M. Clancy, MD).
In this statement, AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy reviews the work of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other health care entities to build support for research and improvements in patient safety.