March JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

March 16, 2017
3:00PM
4:00PM
EST
Fee: 
Free for AMIA members and students of Academic Forum member institutions; Others: $50
Presenters: 
Dean F. Sittig, PhD

Safety huddles to proactively identify and address electronic health record safety

Dean Sittig will discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Menon S et al. Safety huddles to proactively identify and address electronic health record safety. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Dec 28. pii: ocw153. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw153. [Epub ahead of print]

Presenter

Dean F. Sittig, PhD
Christopher Sarofim Family Professorship in Biomedical Informatics and Bioengineering
School of Biomedical Informatics
University of Texas Health Sciences Center and
UT Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety
Houston, TX

Dean F. Sittig, PhD, is a professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI). He currently serves on the American Medical Informatics Association board of directors and is a member of the UT-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety. Additionally, Sittig is the Executive Director of the Clinical Informatics Research Collaborative, a group of academic applied clinical informatics researchers committed to improving our understanding of issues involved in the design, development, implementation, use and evaluation of all aspects of health information technology with a particular emphasis on EHRs.

Format

  • 40-minute discussion between the authors and the JAMIA Student Editorial Board moderators including salient features of the published study and its potential impact on practice.
  • 20-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools.

Interactive/Evaluations

  • Follow @AMIAinformatics and #JAMIAJC for Journal Club information.
  • Participants also receive short feedback surveys to evaluate the JAMIA JC webinar.

Managers

JAMIA Journal Club managers are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:

Daniel R. Schlegel, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at SUNY Oswego.


Thomas Kannampallil, Visiting Senior Research Specialist, Director, Primary Care Informatics Research Program, Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago.


Citation

The PubMed citation for the paper under discussion is:

Menon S et al. Safety huddles to proactively identify and address electronic health record safety. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Dec 28. pii: ocw153. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw153. [Epub ahead of print]

Fee Statement

Students who are not AMIA members, but whose academic institutions are members of the Academic Forum, are eligible for a complimentary JAMIA Journal Club registration. Please contact Susanne Arnold at susanne@amia.org for the discount code. In the email, please include: full name, Academic Department, and the primary Academic Forum representative of that Academic Department. Note that AMIA Student memberships are $45, which allow access to JAMIA, all JAMIA Journal Clubs, and other webinars of interest to the biomedical informatics community. 

Statement of Purpose

Electronic health records (EHRs) may enhance the safety of patient care, but emerging evidence suggests that they also produce new, unique risks. These risks can emerge due to poor system design and usability, ineffective implementation of the system by the health care organization (HCO), or improper use of the system. While some of the risks may not be apparent to users in a complex health care environment, they have significant implications for patient safety.

In most HCOs, systematic approaches for identifying EHR-related safety concerns are underdeveloped. There is a compelling need to increase awareness of these safety problems and to develop new, proactive strategies to identify EHR-related safety concerns.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Learning Objective

After this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Incorporate safety huddle briefings into the workplace as a mechanism for identifying and proposing solutions for a wide range of ongoing EHR-related safety concerns.

Faculty

Dean F. Sittig, PhD
Christopher Sarofim Family Professorship in Biomedical Informatics and Bioengineering
School of Biomedical Informatics
University of Texas Health Sciences Center and
UT Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety
Houston, TX

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Criteria for Successful Completion

Completion of this live activity is demonstrated by:

  • Viewing the live webinar
  • Optional submission of questions via webinar feature; option to follow @AMIAinformatics and tweet via #JAMIAJC
  • Completion of the evaluation survey emailed at the webinar's conclusion, and 
  • Verification of attendance through the participant's electronic report through the individual login to AMIA Central at www.amia.org. 

The physician participant will be able to generate a CME certificate through the AMIA automated system. 
For a certificate of completion, contact Pesha@amia.org.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest for 12 months prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis; undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.

Disclosures for this Activity

These faculty, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: 

JAMIA Journal Club planners: Daniel R. Schlegel, Thomas Kannampallil
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein
Faculty: Dean F. Sittig

JAMIA Journal Club planner Michael Chiang discloses the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that have occurred within the previous 12 months:
Grants/Research Support: Research to Prevent Blindness; National Institutes of Health
Other Financial or Material Support: Clarity Medical Systems (unpaid member of Scientific Advisory Board)
Consultant: Novartis

Instructions for Claiming CME/CE Credit

CME site (MyAMIA) works best with IE 8 or above version, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

  • Login to your account at amia.org; in upper right hand corner, click on AMIA Central
  • Go to “My Events" under Membership/Activities
  • Click “Apply for Credits" for this webinar
  • Follow the instructions on the Credit Registration page. Be sure both drop-down menus say “physician”
  • To print out your certificate, go to "My CME/CE Credits" under Membership/Activities.
  • Physicians will be able to print out or save their CME certificates.
  • Other attendees: if you require a certificate of participation, please contact pesha@amia.org

Contact Info

For questions about content or CE, email pesha@amia.org.