The Center for Patient Safety Research applies rigorous research methods to develop and test innovative strategies for improving patient safety. Our research focuses primarily on quantifying and preventing medical errors using systems-based approaches. Leveraging health information technology, we conduct federally funded and hospital-supported research projects to test solutions that can be readily replicated and widely implemented across health systems. Results of our research have informed national recommendations by The Joint Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Health IT Safety
- Medical Errors
- Medication Safety
- Epidemiology of Patient Safety Events
- Innovative Strategies for Improving Patient Safety
- Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs)
- Diagnostic Errors
- Patient Safety Culture
- Learning Health System Transformation
We conduct federally funded research to quantify and reduce medical errors, and to improve the overall safety and quality of care.
Studies conducted by the Center for Patient Safety Research have informed national recommendations and regulations.
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