Health Information Technology Toolkit for Physician Offices

The Health Information Technology Toolkit for Physician Offices helps these health care
organizations assess their readiness, plan, select, implement, make effective use of, and exchange
important information about the clients you serve. The toolkit contains numerous resources,
including tools for telehealth, health information exchange, and personal health records.

Electronic Medical Record-Facilitated Workflow Changes Enhance Quality and Efficiency, Generating Positive Return on Investment in Small Pediatrics Practice

This featured profile is available on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Health
Care Innovations Exchange Web site. Four Seasons Pediatrics, a three-physician group in upstate
New York, redesigned its workflow, reduced staffing costs, and enhanced quality of care while
adopting an electronic medical record. The group also achieved a positive return on investment
within 2.5 years, earning financial rewards through the Bridges to Excellence program and other
pay-for-performance programs.

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.