Leveraging patient safety research: Efforts made fifteen years since to err is human

Chen Liang, Qi Miao, Hong Kang, Amy Vogelsmeier, Tina Hilmas, Jing Wang, Yang Gong

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Abstract

Despite U.S. federal agencies increasing their investment since 1999's release of To Err Is Human, recent reports suggest there is a lack of measurable outcomes in patient safety research. The present study sought to explore the associations between federal incentives of patient safety research and the outcomes from 1995 to 2014, in which the two historical events - the release of To Err Is Human and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - were considered in the analysis. We employed Poisson distribution models to provide a longitudinal picture of (1) how the federal incentives drove sponsored research projects; (2) how hot research topics changed over time. Our findings suggested a positive outcome in patient safety research. We also found trending health information technology (HIT) related topics including “natural language processing”, “user-computer interface”, and “clinical decision support systems” that are prevalent approaches to patient safety research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Pages983-987
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 30 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume264
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/25/198/30/19

Keywords

  • Medical Errors
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality of Health Care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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