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Governments around the world have invested substantial resources to assess the societal benefit of research, despite a lack of clarity around the underlying definitions, methodologies and processes. In Australia, the ARC has just completed a review of the Excellence in Research for Australia and the Engagement and Impact Assessment. A strategy for future assessments has also been developed.
While confidence in how research systems work is crucial, acknowledgement of inherent challenges is essential for robust universities. Is there a tendency for evaluation to focus on what can be measured, rather than what should be measured when considering the societal benefit of research? Such examinations are especially pressing to ensure the evaluation of research in Australia and elsewhere is responsible, appropriate and ethical. Come along to this critical issues seminar to hear experts explore how we can better understand and revisit the appropriate or desirable role of public-funded research in society.
This event is held as part of National Social Science Week 2021.
Despite the ongoing development of Electric Health Record (EHR) functionality to date, there is currently no internal mechanism to detect and monitor health IT safety errors in EHR systems.
To quantify the magnitude of wrong-patient errors, a known but understudied risk owing to lack of systematic methods of measurement, Dr Jason Adelman developed and validated the Wrong-Patient Retract-and-Reorder (RAR) Measure, the first and only health IT safety measure endorsed by National Quality Forum (NQF #2723).1
The Wrong-Patient RAR measure has made possible a new area of research in the field of medical errors, generated evidence for patient safety practice, and informed national and international patient safety regulations and guidelines.
Results of this research have been published in JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and JAMA Pediatrics. This seminar will share how an automated measure to identify wrong-patient electronic orders was developed, validated and used to evaluate interventions aimed at preventing these errors.