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Event date: 8/29/2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Export event
Assessing Safety Risks Associated with EHRs
Alyssa Thomas

Assessing Safety Risks Associated with EHRs

AHRQ National Web Conference

During this webinar, presenters will discuss discuss safe use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, specifically, methods to evaluate the safety of computer provider order entry (CPOE) functionality. Presenters will describe updates to a CPOE evaluation tool that assesses safety-critical decision support alerts and discuss methods to identify ‘wrong-patient’ errors when ordering medications and tests. 

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants should be able to: 

  1. Discuss the use of a CPOE evaluation tool to self-assess an inpatient EHR system for safety performance and planned refinements that aim to improve the tool.
  2. Describe the potential risk of providers placing orders in the wrong patient’s record when multiple patient records are open at once in an EHR system.

Presenters include:

  • David Classen, M.D., M.S.Chief Medical Information Officer for Pascal Metrics and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah
  • Jason Adelman, M.D., M.S.Chief Patient Safety Officer & Associate Chief Quality Officer, Columbia University


  • Ed Lomotan, M.D.Medical Officer and Chief of Clinical Informatics, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Target Audience: Health care researchers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals

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