Conceptual Model Explores Health IT Factors and Inpatient Safety
New research supported by AHRQ examines the link between health information technology and patient safety. “Health Information Technology and Hospital Patient Safety: A Conceptual Model to Guide Research” appears in the September issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. It describes the theoretical context for applying the model as the impact of health IT use and the Patient Safety Indicator “Postoperative Physiologic and Metabolic Derangement Rate.” The conceptual model serves as a starting point for the creation of more informative tools to measure health IT use and inpatient quality and safety. Select to access the abstract.