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AHRQ Issues Patient Safety Primers on Electronic Health Records and on Individual Clinician Performance

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued two new health care patient safety primers

AHRQ Issues Patient Safety Primers on Electronic Health Records and on Individual Clinician Performance

 

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued two new health care patient safety primers: 1) electronic health records; and 2) individual clinician performance.  On electronic health records, AHRQ noted that the transition to this new way of recording and communicating health care information has also introduced new opportunities for error and other unanticipated consequences that can present safety risks.  On individual clinician performance, AHRQ noted that individual clinician performance issues may relate to technical competence to perform specific tasks or procedures necessary to provide safe patient care.  Alternatively, a clinician may be technically proficient—or even outstanding—but provide unsafe care for a variety of other reasons, including poor communication skills, lack of professionalism, or medical or mental health conditions.  To read the AHRQ patient safety primer on electronic health records, use the first link below.  To read the AHRQ patient safety primer on individual clinician performance, use the second link below.

https://psnet.ahrq.gov/primers/primer/43  (AHRQ patient safety primer on electronic health records)

https://psnet.ahrq.gov/primers/primer/44  (AHRQ patient safety primer on individual clinician performance)

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