Health IT Safety

Research is needed in two key areas: how health IT can improve patient safety and how health IT itself can be safely used and implemented. AHRQ-funded research provides critical evidence in both areas, and the Program recently renewed a special emphasis notice reaffirming the intent to support research regarding the safety of health IT systems.

Related Funded Projects

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Project Name Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator Start Date End Date
Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatment (ACTFAST) R21 HS024581 Avidan, Michael April 1, 2017 March 31, 2019
Ambulatory Clinic Exam Room Design With Respect to Computing Devices to Enhance Patient Centeredness R03 HS024488 Saleem, Jason J. September 30, 2016 August 29, 2017
Novel IT To Create Patient-Integrated Quality Improvement R21 HS024553 Bardach, Naomi S. September 30, 2016 September 29, 2018
Preventing Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events Through the Use of Clinical Decision Support K08 HS024764 Nanji, Karen C. September 30, 2016 September 29, 2021
Preventing Wrong-Drug and Wrong-Patient Errors With Indication Alerts in CPOE Systems R01 HS024945 Lambert, Bruce September 30, 2016 September 29, 2020
Use of Push and Pull Health Information Exchange Technologies by Ambulatory Care Practices and the Impact on Potentially Avoidable Health Care Utilization R01 HS024556 Vest, Joshua Ryan September 30, 2016 September 29, 2018
Using Social Knowledge Networking (SKN) Technology To Enable Meaningful Use of EHR Technology R21 HS024335 Rangachari, Pavani September 30, 2016 September 28, 2018
Enhancing Clinical Decision Support Applications for Community Pharmacist-Delivered Medication Therapy Management R21 HS025005 Snyder, Margie E. September 13, 2016 August 31, 2018
Develop and Validate Health IT Safety Measures To Capture Violations of the Five Rights of Medication Safety R01 HS024538 Adelman, Jason Stuart September 1, 2016 June 30, 2020
Learning From Primary Care EHR Exemplars About Health IT Safety R21 HS024327 Ornstein, Steven September 1, 2016 February 28, 2018

Related Publications

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Publication Name Publication Year Project Name Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator
A cross-sectional observational study of high override rates of drug allergy alerts in inpatient and outpatient settings, and opportunities for improvement. 2017 Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics U19 HS021094 Bates, David
A national survey assessing the number of records allowed open in electronic health records at hospitals and ambulatory sites. 2017 Assess Risk of Wrong Patient Errors in an EMR That Allows Multiple Records Open R21 HS023704 Adelman, Jason Stuart
Adverse and hypersensitivity reactions to prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents in a large health care system. 2017 Encoding and Processing Patient Allergy Information in EHRs R01 HS022728 Zhou, Li
Allergy entry and deletion in the electronic health record. 2017 Encoding and Processing Patient Allergy Information in EHRs R01 HS022728 Zhou, Li
Are informed policies in place to promote safe and usable EHRs? A cross-industry comparison. 2017 Developing Evidence-Based, User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability R01 HS023701 Ratwani, Raj M.
Asthma control test. 2017 Pediatric Patient Engagement as a Criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 3 R18 HS022689 Fiks, Alexander
Benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing in a national probability sample of ED encounters. 2017 Tools for Optimizing Medication Safety (TOP-MEDS) U19 HS021093 Lambert, Bruce
Clinical reasoning in the context of active decision support during medication prescribing. 2017 Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics U19 HS021094 Bates, David
Cognitive engineering and health informatics: Applications and intersections. 2017 Cognitive Engineering for Complex Decisionmaking & Problem Solving in Acute Care R01 HS022542 Fairbanks, Rollin J.
Cognitive tests predict real-world errors: the relationship between drug name confusion rates in laboratory-based memory and perception tests and corresponding error rates in large pharmacy chains. 2017 Tools for Optimizing Medication Safety (TOP-MEDS) U19 HS021093 Lambert, Bruce