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Patient Safety and Health Information Technology E-Newsletter Archives

The AHRQ Patient Safety and Health Information Technology E-Newsletter summarizes important patient safety news and information from the Agency.

To better provide you with up-to-the-minute news about AHRQ's patient safety and health information technology (IT) programs, we will begin sending patient safety and health IT and updates separately. The October 2011 issue of AHRQ's Patient Safety and Health IT e-newsletter will be the final one in the combined format.

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Date   Top Story
10/11/11 New AHRQ Report Highlights Hospitals' Progress in Reducing Bloodstream Infections
9/1/11 New AHRQ Safety Culture Report Shows Strengths, Areas for More Effort in Nursing Homes
7/7/11 New AHRQ Toolkit Helps Medical Practices Examine the Impact of Health IT on Workflow
6/7/11 Technology, Collaboration Help Improve Hepatitis C Outcomes in Community Settings, AHRQ-Funded Study Shows
5/9/11 New Quality Initiatives Should Push Pace of Health Care Improvement
4/7/11 HHS Releases National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Report
3/2/11 Health Care Quality Still Improving Slowly, But Disparities and Gaps in Access to Care Persist, According to New AHRQ Reports
2/11/11 Landmark Initiative to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections Cuts Deaths Among Medicare Patients in Michigan Intensive Care Units
1/14/11 AHRQ Health IT Portfolio 2009 Annual Report Now Available

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12/6/10 AHRQ Director's Commentary Provides Insight on Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform
11/4/10 AHRQ Awards $34 Million To Expand Fight Against Healthcare-Associated Infections
10/6/10 Dr. Atul Gawande Discusses Challenges in Health Care with Attendees at AHRQ's Annual Conference
9/2/10 New AHRQ Data Show Healthcare-associated Infections Greatly Increase the Length and Cost of Hospital Stays
6/10/10 AHRQ Study Shows Using Bar-code Technology with eMAR Reduces Medication Errors
3/11/10 AHRQ Tools Support Teamwork and Patient Safety Awareness Week

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12/17/09 Special Issue: AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Health Care-Associated Infections in Ambulatory Care Settings
11/17/09 HHS Awards $17 Million in a New National Initiative To Fight Health Care-associated Infections
9/4/09 National Coordinator for Health IT Stresses Importance of Electronic Health Record Systems
7/27/09 HHS Secretary Sebelius Releases Inaugural Health Care "Success Story" About Michigan Keystone ICU Project
5/28/09 HHS Secretary Sebelius Highlights AHRQ Reports on Health Care Quality and Disparities
3/26/09 Comparative Effectiveness Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
2/20/09 10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs
1/7/09 New Report Recommends Strategies to Reduce Medical Resident Fatigue-Related Errors and Improve Training

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