0
Commentary |

Application of Electronic Health Records to the Joint Commission's 2011 National Patient Safety Goals

Ryan P. Radecki, MD; Dean F. Sittig, PhD
JAMA. 2011;306(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.937.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

Since publication of To Err Is Human, electronic health records (EHRs) and related health information technologies have been promoted as means to improve patient safety. This promise remains largely unfulfilled. For instance, whereas EHRs with clinical decision support (CDS) interventions integrated into computerized physician order entry (CPOE) have measurably improved clinicians' performance on process metrics,1 their effect on patient outcomes remains unconfirmed.2 Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) launched “Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs” by committing $1 billion to improve safety.3 Meanwhile, EHR vendors and health care organizations have focused considerable effort on meeting standards for “meaningful use” of EHRs as required by the DHHS for incentive payments.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 3

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

See Also...
Multimedia Related by Topic

Author Interview

Articles Related By Topic
Related Topics
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();