Critical Access Hospital

Partnering to Improve Patient Safety in Rural WV

Description

Expanded the reporting of medical errors and near misses, monitored safety event reporting, and developed a learning network among small, rural hospitals and their associated ambulatory care facilities, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies.

Grant Number
UC1 HS014920
Principal Investigator(s)

HIT Service Integration

Description

Created a detailed assessment of the feasibility of health IT implementation including the development of an implementation plan, specification of clinical and organizational needs, identification of goals, and identification of barriers and ways to address those barriers.

Grant Number
P20 HS015195
Principal Investigator(s)

Detecting Med (Medication) Errors in Rural Hospitals Using Technology

Description

Implemented and evaluated a voluntary system for reporting medical errors and adverse drug events in eight small rural hospitals; identified barriers to technology, described the epidemiology and root causes of the errors, formulated quality-improvement interventions, and disseminated the results of the project.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015400
Principal Investigator(s)