Patient safety resources – New from AHRQ

The Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture is an expansion of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. The medical office survey is designed to measure the culture of patient safety in medical offices from the perspective of providers and staff. The Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database consists of data from more than 900 … Continue reading Patient safety resources – New from AHRQ

AHRQ’s Innovations Exchange Profiles Patient-Centered Care Programs for Vulnerable Populations

The April 11 issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange profiles two programs that deliver patient-centered care to vulnerable populations, improve the patient experience and enhance access to appropriate care. Penn Asian Senior Services, based in Philadelphia, trains and places culturally competent certified nurse aides and home health aides for home health care services. The … Continue reading AHRQ’s Innovations Exchange Profiles Patient-Centered Care Programs for Vulnerable Populations

AHRQ Web M&M – Preventable Hospitalizations

The March 2012 issue of AHRQ Web M&M features a Spotlight Case involving a patient who had been admitted for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and discharged to home. With her symptoms returning in a few days, the patient tried but was unable to see her primary care physician and then considered going to the hospital … Continue reading AHRQ Web M&M – Preventable Hospitalizations

The Bioinformatics Core can Help With Your Bioinformatics Needs

Are you a researcher needing bioinformatics support? If so, you should contact the Bioinformatics Core, which is supported by both the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCM&B, http://www.ccmb.med.umich.edu/home) and the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF,  http://www.brcf.med.umich.edu/).  The Bioinformatics Core works “…with research scientists (faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students) to provide analysis of their … Continue reading The Bioinformatics Core can Help With Your Bioinformatics Needs

Natural Standard Webinars

Natural Standard, an evidence-based resource of complementary and alternative therapies, is offering the following upcoming webinars: Improving Health Outcomes: Making Natural Standard Part of Daily Workflow As institutions migrate over to electronic health records and SAAS platforms, it is becoming easier to promote online resources to end-users. This webinar will help institutions leverage Natural Standard's … Continue reading Natural Standard Webinars

Genetic Testing Registry

After announcing in 2010 that the National Institutes of Health would create a public database to enhance access to information about genetic testing, the Beta version of the Genetic Testing Registry  or GTR was released by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the same division of the National Library of Medicine that provides PubMed.  GTR's … Continue reading Genetic Testing Registry

Medication Safety and Medical Resident Supervision

The February issue of AHRQ Web M&M features a Spotlight Case on e-prescribing when a error was noted and cancelled in teh patient record, but not in the pharmacy. Commentary is provided by Elisa Ashton, PharmD., an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Perspectives on Safety features an interview with Lawrence Smith, … Continue reading Medication Safety and Medical Resident Supervision

AHRQ – Care Coordination Accountability

In 2011 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published the Care Coordination Measures Atlas, a compendium of existing measures of care coordination.  Now AHRQ has published Care Coordination Accountability Measures for Primary Care Practice, which  presents measures selected systematically from the Atlas that are well suited for use by health plans and insurers to … Continue reading AHRQ – Care Coordination Accountability