A National Web Conference on Health IT and Safety

Event Details

  • Date: July 13, 2010
  • Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm


  • Presenters: George Hripcsak, M.D., M.S., Tejal Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., and Kevin B. Johnson, M.D., M.S.

Overall Purpose:

Dr. Hripcsak began the national Web conference by speaking about his research funded by an AHRQ CLIPS award, which used electronic health records to detect adverse events. He discussed using informatics techniques like natural language processing and machine learning to develop methods to detect new event types and to measure the rate of known error types. Dr. Gandhi discussed the results of an AHRQ-funded study on the impact of bedside barcode/electronic medication administration on medication errors, workflow, and nursing satisfaction. In addition, she discussed clinical and operational pearls related to implementation of the system. Dr. Johnson concluded the national Web conference by discussing two AHRQ-funded projects. First, he discussed a project where decision-support results were added to computer-generated prescriptions, and the impact of that addition on perceived prescription safety. Second, he discussed an ongoing project, called STEPStools, which is using Web services to add pediatric dose rounding and extemporaneous compounding knowledge to e-prescribing systems.

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