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In the Spotlight
National QI Program to Reduce Low-Value EHR Notifications
This recent article in
BMJ Quality & Safety
discusses a study conducted in the US Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce low-value electronic health record (EHR) notifications. Emerging evidence suggests EHR-related information overload is a risk to patient safety.Using TeamSTEPPS to Improve Obstetrics Care
According to this AHRQ Impact Case Study, Kaiser Permanente in Northern California used TeamSTEPPS strategies such as huddles, debriefs, and
to reduce the dosage of labor-inducing drugs without increasing C-section rates at 16 medical centers and a skilled nursing facility.
A Study of Task Errors by Emergency Physicians
This research study published in
BMJ Quality and Safety
found that multitasking, interruptions, and poor sleep significantly increased prescribing errors by emergency physicians.
Halfway to Zero Serious Safety Events
In this NEJM Catalyst interview, Drs. Tom Lee and Lee Sacks describe how daily safety huddles have played a key role in Advocate Health Care’s journey toward zero serious safety events by 2020.