Point-of-Care Complexity Assessment Helps Primary Care Clinicians Identify Barriers to Improved Health and Craft Integrated Care Plans

This featured profile is available on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Health
Care Innovations Exchange Web site. The Minnesota Complexity Assessment Method is used by
clinicians to guide their assessment of potentially complex patients; to identify disease-related,
social, and socioeconomic barriers to improved health; and to craft care plans to meet patient
needs, often involving an expanded health care team and community support services. Feasibility
testing and anecdotal reports from physicians and patients suggest that the approach is easy to
use, promotes an enhanced understanding of the patient’s situation, allows for more efficient and
effective team conferences, improves the training experience of residents, and facilitates the
development of customized care plans.

AHRQ Patient Safety Education and Training Catalog

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Education and Training
Catalog consists of patient safety programs currently available in the United States. The catalog,
which is featured on AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network, offers an easily navigable database of
patient safety education and training programs consisting of a robust collection of information
each tagged for easy searching and browsing. The new database identifies a number of
characteristics of the programs, including clinical area, program and learning objectives,
evaluation measures, and cost. The clinical areas in the database align with the PSNet


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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