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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored National Research Service Award (NRSA)Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in health services research, with a research interest in areas and priorities relevant to the mission of AHRQ. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12)
AHRQ, in partnership with PCORI, invites applications for funding to support institutional career development awards designed to train clinician and research scientists to conduct PCOR research within learning health systems (LHS) focused on generation, adoption, and application of evidence in order to improve the quality and safety of care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MEPS Data Users' Workshop - September 2017
September 19, 2017; Rockville, MD. AHRQ is conducting a full-day workshop to facilitate the use of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Household Component (MEPS-HC) by the health services research community. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides a toolkit and checklist for reopening a closed (shuttered) hospital to expand surge capacity in an emergency. It is a step-by-step guide to assist staff responsible for management, legal, facility, staffing, security, materials management, and transportation planning. It includes sections for each staff type/responsibility. The sections address planning; reopening a closed hospital within three to seven days; operating the facility; and closing the facility down again. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides a decision guide for post-event or post-disaster evacuations that have occurred either following Advanced Warning Events (i.e., if the decision was made to shelter-in-place during the event, but subsequent damage was sufficient to necessitate evacuation) or during No Advanced Warning Events. No Advanced Warning Events include earthquakes, building fires, tornadoes, and explosions (both accidental and terrorist acts). The guide provides examples of hospital evacuations during the Three Mile Island nuclear incident and Hurricane Katrina. (Text) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Alternate Care Facilities: Report and Interactive Tools
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides information and related computer tools that will help institutions and communities select alternate care facilities and determine which patients to send to them. The two new interactive tools are the Disaster Alternate Care Facility Selection Tool and an ancillary tool, Alternate Care Facility Patient Selection Tool. They provide help for community planners in developing a concept of operations manual for a specific iteration of an alternate care facility, determining staffing, and selecting hospital inpatients that might be eligible for transfer to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide: August 2017
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides a decision guide for post-event or post-disaster evacuations that have occurred either following Advanced Warning Events (i.e., if the decision was made to shelter-in-place during the event, but subsequent damage was sufficient to necessitate evacuation) or during No Advanced Warning Events. No Advanced Warning Events include earthquakes, building fires, tornadoes, and explosions (both accidental and terrorist acts). The guide provides examples of hospital evacuations during the Three Mile Island nuclear incident and Hurricane Katrina. (Text) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Alternate Care Facilities: Report and Interactive Tools; August 2017
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 08/2017 This Web page provides information and related computer tools that will help institutions and communities select alternate care facilities and determine which patients to send to them. The two new interactive tools are the Disaster Alternate Care Facility Selection Tool and an ancillary tool, Alternate Care Facility Patient Selection Tool. They provide help for community planners in developing a concept of operations manual for a specific iteration of an alternate care facility, determining staffing, and selecting hospital inpatients that might be eligible for transfer to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Grants On-Line Database: View all HHS Recovery Act Projects
A display of AHRQ project that fund work in support of the Recovery Act (ARRA) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you complete the renewal process by Friday, September 8, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of the month. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Preparedness Month begins today! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ Provides Resources To Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts
In support of federal efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, AHRQ has reissued a pair of resources to help public health officials and clinicians ensure that patients receive medical services under challenging circumstances. The Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist provides practical tools for opening shuttered hospitals when an emergency is underway and additional facilities are needed for treating patients. In addition, AHRQ has reissued Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide, a resource to help officials confirm when it’s necessary to evacuate a medical facility regardless of its usefulness in providing patien...
Source: MCR News - August 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Preparedness Month begins September 1! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promot...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Providing a State-by-State Picture of the Nation's Opioids Crisis
Blog post from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from AHRQ's Director, Gopal Khanna. Highlights a newinteractive map of the United States that provides state-specific data on the opioid epidemic, including hospitalization rates and how those rates vary by demographic. This online tool includes data for 44 states and the District of Columbia. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 23, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids
As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Hospitals Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Emergency Medical Treatment Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Source Type: news

Few women with history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer take a recommended genetic test
UCLA HealthDr. Christopher ChildersOf the nearly 4 million women in the United States who have had either breast cancer or ovarian cancer, at least 1.5 million have a high risk of carrying certain types of genetic mutations that could increase their risk for additional cancers in the future.And although the mutations, including those that affect the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, can be identified through a simple blood or saliva test, more than 80 percent of those women have not taken the test or even discussed it with a health care provider, according to a new study from the  UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.The study ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Summer ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Summer ‘17 Welcome new member, Geoffrey Milos! Geoffrey writes that he has a great interest in electronic health records (EHR) and how they enable individuals to more fully participate in the management of their own health care. Patient access to their respective, complete EHR is key to this empowerment. Individuals seem to be making progress on this front, slowly but surely. Geoffrey is interested in active innovators in the personal health care application space, specifically applications that can accept provider-sourced EHR inputs and other organizations that actively promote individual acce...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Community Members New Members Summer '17 Source Type: news

The Data Are In: Health Care Quality Continues to Improve, But Disparities Persist
AHRQ just released the 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, an annual report which provides an annual report card on the status of the Nation's health care. Its findings are based on more than 250 measures of quality and disparities, covering a broad array of health care services and settings. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$1.6 million grant to help African-Americans with glaucoma
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant worth nearly $1.6 million over four years from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to help reduce vision problems in African-Americans caused by glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. Jerry Sheehan has been named the new NLM Deputy Director, effective July 31, 2017. Details. An updated, revised version of the self-paced training class “Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in Cataloging&r...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates have arrived! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. The Summer 2017 edition of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! In this issue, Access Hollywood host Liz Hernandez talks about her hopes to make Alzheimer’s a thing of the past. Other features include ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: AHRQ App Aims to Enhance Physician Communication
(MedPage Today) -- Digital'pocket guide'makes TeamSTEPPS program more accessible (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Collaboration between Pathologists, Medical Laboratories, and Hospital Staff Substantially Reduced Hospital-Acquired Infections, AHRQ Reports
Decline in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) overall since 2010 attributed to increased attention to safety protocols and practices by hospital staff in cooperation with clinical laboratory services It’s now been almost nine years since the Medicare Program stopped paying hospitals and other providers for certain hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). Included in this list are hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 26, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology adverse drug events agency for healthcare research and quality AHRQ AJCP American Journal of Clinical Path Source Type: news

National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
AHRQ is seeking seven individuals to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, a 21-member panel that provides advice and recommendations to the AHRQ Director and Secretary of HHS on national priorities for health services research. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use Informational Webinar - Aug 29
August 29, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use Informational Webinar - Aug 15
August 15, 2017 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
Join the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for a webinar to explore how practice facilitators can help primary care practices become learning health care systems—organizations that systematically collect, analyze, and use evidence to improve care. Join speaker Lyndee Knox, PhD, and practice facilitation leaders from EvidenceNOW as they share experiences and insights about how to foster a culture of learning and quality improvement in small- and medium-sized primary care practices. Creating a Learning Health Care System: The Role of Practice Facilitators in Primary Care Wednesday, August 2, 12:00-1:00 ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Health Professionals Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New Membership certificates are arriving soon! To receive a new certificate, you must verify that your organization’s record is up-to-date. Check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information about NNLM Membership, and instructions on how to complete the renewal process. NIHSeniorHealth is retiring on August 1. Looking for quality alternatives? Check out our recent posting on the MARquee to learn about other NLM and NIH health resources for older adults. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Ongoing: ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Requests for Nominations: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Request for nominations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for public members of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Members generally serve three-year terms, come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds, and as part of the Council, work in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Director of the AHRQ. At least one member should be a specialist in the rural aspects of their profession or field. Nominations should be submitted within 60 days of June 27, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meetings: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) work in learning healthcare systems, the EvidenceNOW initiative, and a discussion on how AHRQ data and analytics can help solve emerging policy issues. A full agenda will be available on the AHRQ website no later than July 19, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: AHRQ: Requests for Nominations: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Pre-publication request for nominations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for public members of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Members generally serve three-year terms, come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds, and as part of the Council, work in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Director of the AHRQ. At least one member should be a specialist in the rural aspects of their profession or field. Nominations should be submitted within 60 days of publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for June 27, 2017....
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 26, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: AHRQ: Meetings: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) work in learning healthcare systems, the EvidenceNOW initiative, and a discussion on how AHRQ data and analytics can help solve emerging policy issues. A full agenda will be available on the AHRQ website no later than July 19, 2017, and final publication in the Federal Register is scheduled for June 27, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 26, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Search continues! NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator. View the posting for details about the position (Open until filled). New Membership certificates are arriving soon! To receive a new certificate, you must verify that your organization’s record is up-to-date. Not sure where to start? Check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information about NNLM Membership, and instructions on how to complete the renewal process. Announcing the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health to attend the 2017 American Public He...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

The Most Important Thing You're Not Discussing With Your Doctor
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=59447396e4b0d188d027fe80,592db98de4b07c4c731385fc,5644e394e4b08cda3487ed70 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AHRQ Report Shows Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospital Stays
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released areport on the most current national rates on opioid-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits by state. Opioid-related hospitalizations increased 55% for men and 75% for women from 2005 to 2014. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 20, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

‘ Engage for Health ’ : A Program in a Box for Your Community
June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET Details and Registration Does your library or organization offer health programming to members of your community? Are you thinking of offering a health program and are not sure where to start? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this webinar is for you! Presenters will share information on the NNLM MAR funded project that piloted ‘Engage for Health’, a patient empowerment program that libraries and community/faith based organizations can offer to their community members. Learn about the history of the ‘Engage for Health’ program which focuses on teaching co...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

USPSTF seeks comment on pancreatic cancer guidance
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRQ solicits nominations for new USPSTF members (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHRQ solicits nominations for new USPSTF members
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is accepting nominations...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Trump budget would cut HHS spending by $15B AHRQ summary offers 3 strategies for CIN prevention What exactly is quality in radiology? Federal regulatory plan for health IT wins positive reviews AHRQ seeks new USPSTF members (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Duke Health hospitals receive top safety grade for fifth consecutive year
Author Samiha Khanna Sub-Title The Leapfrog Group assessed all three Duke hospitals for adherence to safety measures Overview For the fifth consecutive year, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital have earned top scores for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that comprises employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Content Blocks ContentThe “A” scores are part of the group’s Hospital Safety Grade -- a letter grade issued to hospitals every six months. The three hospitals in the Duke Universi...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - April 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Current and Upcoming Opportunities for Research Funding: A Conversation with AHRQ
May 9, 2017 1pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)
This FOA issued by AHRQ invites grant applications for funding to conduct exploratory and developmental research grants (R21) for projects in the early and conceptual stages of development that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves health care quality and outcomes. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations
AHRQ is requesting scientific information submissions to inform their review onTelehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations. Submissions are due by 4/24/2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Moving AHRQ Into The NIH: New Beginning Or Beginning Of The End?
Blog post discusses implications of the potential integration of AHRQ into the NIH based on the President's 2018 federal budget. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

AHRQ: Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is requesting information submissions from the public to inform their review onTelehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations. Specifically, AHRQ is seeking scientific studies that report on the efficacy of using telehealth consultations for acute and/or chronic conditions. Information must be submitted on or before April 24, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 24, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Tennessee Hospital Association Uses AHRQ Tools To Boost Patient Safety, Saving $17 Million
AHRQ resources used by the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety-the quality and safety unit of the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA)-helped 120 member hospitals reduce safety events by more than 1,000 and readmissions by more than 1,500 between 2012 and 2014. The efforts saved the hospitals $17 million. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Announces the cancellation of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, which was scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C. The meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The next Council meeting is scheduled for July 26, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 22, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Promoting a Culture of Safety
March 16, 2017 11:30am-12:30pm ET. Webinar will provide an overview of AHRQ's patient safety initiatives. Can also call in at 1-877-917-7126 (participant code: 3463268) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Being a Part of Your Own Healthcare: Questions to Know
Oncology Doctor Consults with Patient by National Cancer Institute is licensed under CC0. Recently, I taught a class on how to help older adults find health information. One of the issues that came up during the class was patient safety, which has been a trending topic for us this past year. Unlike the patient-doctor relationship of the past, patients today are encouraged to be active partners in the healthcare team in order to, in part, reduce the errors that occur in routine processes. According to Sir Liam Donaldson, named by the World Health Organization as the Envoy for Patient Safety, these errors occur in 10%...
Source: Network News - March 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Brian Leaf Tags: Consumer Health Health Literacy Patient Safety Source Type: news

Web Conference on Effective Design and Use of Patient Portals and their Impact on Patient-Centered Care
March 23, 2017 2:30pm ET. AHRQ will discuss effective design and use of patient portals for improving patient-centered care delivery. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
March 24, 2017 8:30am-2:45pm ET, via webcast or in Washington, DC. The agenda will feature discussions on the learning health care system, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), and AHRQ's work in rural areas. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news