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Track 7: Working Conditions Challenges in Patient Safety

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Track 7-I Health IT and Working Conditions 

Presenters will describe the impact of health IT on provider working conditions and their performance. Discussions will include the impact of bar coding medication administration technology on nurses' perceptions of medication safety; illustrations of methodologies for conducting time-motion studies evaluating how bar code technology impacts nurses' time; and how simulator-based environments can be used to explore provider performance under various working conditions. 

Kerm Henriksen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Ben-Tzion Karsh Presentation 
Lisa P. Newmark Presentation 
Gail Keenan Presentation 
James Gordon Presentation 

Monday June 5, 10:30am-12:00pm 
Room 16 

Track 7-II Exploring Working Conditions Relationships and the Link to Performance 

Presenters will speak to the impact of safety culture and working conditions on providers and patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Discussions will focus on techniques for measuring and assessing various types of safety culture, the relationship of safety culture measures to organizational characteristics and patient outcomes in US hospitals, and how staff engagement, burnout, and depression impact the ability of providers to deliver the safest care possible. 

Deborah Queenan, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Ronald Stock Presentation 
Laurence Baker Presentation 
Sara Singer Presentation 
Bill Mahoney Presentation 
Amy Fahrenkopf Presentation 

Monday June 5, 1:30pm-3:00pm 
Room 16 

Track 7-IV Organizational and Team Strategies 

Drawing on examples from health care and other industries, presenters will assess a range of programs designed to promote patient safety awareness through team and organizational change. Presenters will describe NASA's behavior-based culture change efforts following the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident, and will evaluate specific education programs and organizational change efforts for achieving patient safety in hospitals and long-term care facilities. 

Beth Collins Sharp, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Kristen Bell Presentation 
Robert Weber Presentation 
Heidi King Presentation 
Jules Rosen Presentation 

Tuesday June 6, 1:00pm-2:30pm 
Room 16 



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