30. Health Information Technology Common Format

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • Health IT offers enormous benefits, but carries risks to patient safety as well.
  • In response to public interest and hearings by both ONC [the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ] and IOM [Institute of Medicine], AHRQ enhanced its ability to capture information on Health IT-related patient safety events through its Common Formats.
  • By working collaboratively with FDA [Food and Drug Administration], AHRQ developed a Common Format that will guide reporting of such events both to PSOs [Patient Safety Organizations] and to FDA's adverse event reporting system MAUDE [Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience].


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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: 30. Health Information Technology Common Format: Director's Update. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide30.html