A National Web Conference on Assessing Safety Risks Associated with EHRs

Event Details

  • Date: August 29, 2016
  • Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm


  • David Classen, M.D., M.S., Jason Adelman, M.D., M.S.


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) hosted a Web conference Monday, August 29 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET to discuss safe use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, specifically, methods to evaluate the safety of computer provider order entry (CPOE) functionality. Presenters described updates to a CPOE evaluation tool that assesses safety-critical decision support alerts and discussed methods to identify ‘wrong-patient’ errors when ordering medications and tests.

The Web conference is free and CE/CME is available at no charge to eligible professionals.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the use of a CPOE evaluation tool to self-assess an inpatient EHR system for safety performance and planned refinements that aim to improve the tool. 
  2. Describe the potential risk of providers placing orders in the wrong patient’s record when multiple patient records are open at once in an EHR system. 

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 10.12 MB)
  • Q&A (PDF, 130.42 KB)

CME/CNE credits were approved for those who attended the live event of this Web conference only. If you have any questions about obtaining CME/CNE credit for this webinar, please send an email to DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.