Executive Summary

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

Patient Safety Composite EMR/EHR Tests & Imaging Appointments Order Tests Order Medications
Teamwork 0.11* -0.01 0.02 0.08* 0.07*
Patient Care Tracking/Follow-up 0.01 -0.11* -0.05 0.03 0.02
Organizational Learning 0.10* -0.02 0.04 0.06 0.05
Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety and Quality 0.12* -0.03 0.04 0.14* 0.08*
Staff Training 0.07* -0.03 0.03 0.04 0.05
Owner/Managing Partner/Leadership Support for Patient Safety 0.09* 0.00 0.03 0.04 0.09*
Communication About Error 0.06 0.02 0.06 0.02 0.04
Communication Openness 0.09* 0.01 0.05 0.04 0.06
Office Processes and Standardization 0.10* -0.04 -0.04 0.10* 0.07
Work Pressure and Pace -0.01 -0.13* -0.07 0.03 0.02
Average Across Composites 0.09* -0.04 0.01 0.07* 0.07*
Average Rating on Patient Safety 0.05 -0.06 0.02 0.03 0.02
Average Overall Rating on Quality and Patient Safety 0.01 -0.06 0.04 0.01 0.00

* 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. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/2012/mosurv12tab5-1.html