Table 5-1. Correlation Results for Health IT Implementation and Patient Safety Measures

2012 User Comparative Database Report: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture

Patient Safety CompositeEMR/EHRTests & ImagingAppointmentsOrder TestsOrder Medications
Teamwork0.11*-0.010.020.08*0.07*
Patient Care Tracking/Follow-up0.01-0.11*-0.050.030.02
Organizational Learning0.10*-0.020.040.060.05
Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety and Quality0.12*-0.030.040.14*0.08*
Staff Training0.07*-0.030.030.040.05
Owner/Managing Partner/Leadership Support for Patient Safety0.09*0.000.030.040.09*
Communication About Error0.060.020.060.020.04
Communication Openness0.09*0.010.050.040.06
Office Processes and Standardization0.10*-0.04-0.040.10*0.07
Work Pressure and Pace-0.01-0.13*-0.070.030.02
Average Across Composites0.09*-0.040.010.07*0.07*
Average Rating on Patient Safety0.05-0.060.020.030.02
Average Overall Rating on Quality and Patient Safety0.01-0.060.040.010.00

* p <.05.

Note: (1) Number of providers is controlled for in the presented correlations, and (2) Average Overall Rating on Quality and Patient Safety is the average percentage of respondents who rated their medical office as "Excellent" or "Very good" across the five Overall Ratings on Quality (patient centered, effective, timely, efficient, equitable) and the Overall Rating on Patient Safety (G2).

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Internet Citation: Table 5-1. Correlation Results for Health IT Implementation and Patient Safety Measures: 2012 User Comparative Database Report: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/2012/mosurv12tab5-1.html