Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne
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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.
This year, the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences celebrates its 75th anniversary, an occasion on which we can reflect on our proud history of psychological education and research. As part of the celebrations, we will be continuing our PsychTalks series, a forum for ideas and discussion. Please join us for our first international PsychTalks event to hear about current challenges and developments in the battle against stigma in Australia, Canada and Scotland.
Some people who experience mental ill-health face being stigmatised — they may be treated differently, or discriminated against, as if they are somehow less than other people. Stigma about mental ill-health acts as a barrier to seeking either informal or professional help, participating in treatment, and is a risk factor for suicide. When internalised, self-stigma can lead to experiences like decreased self-esteem and self-efficacy, and exacerbation of signs and symptoms of mental ill-health. The effects of stigma also go beyond individuals with lived experience to their partners, family and friends, and further, rippling through communities worldwide. Understanding and responding to stigma about mental ill-health is a critical global challenge.
In this event, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences’ Dr Chris Groot will join a panel of stigma experts including Dr Michelle Blanchard, Special Advisor, National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy, National Mental Health Commission, Michael Pietrus, Director, ‘Opening Minds’, Mental Health Commission of Canada, and Jo Finlay, Senior Research Manager, Mental Health Foundation, Scotland and Simon Katterl, Mental health and human rights consultant. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an engaging public discussion!