Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) 06/08/10

The Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) is a computerized information database designed to support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) postmarketing safety surveillance program for all approved drug and therapeutic biologic products. The FDA uses AERS to monitor for new adverse events and medication errors that might occur with these marketed products.

Reporting of adverse events from the point of care is voluntary in the United States. Health care professionals and...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 03/17/10

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Physical...
Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide 10/07/09

This guide for State health officials and physicians promotes and facilitates the use of electronic health data standards in recording and transmitting newborn screening test results. The Web site provides physicians with standard codes and terminology for newborn tests and the conditions infants are screened for to reduce variations in how screenings are conducted and results are recorded.

Use of these standards can:

  • Speed the delivery of newborn screening reports... 10/02/09 is a Web site designed to provide health information for physicians, nurses, and medical students. The site provides a source of reliable medical information that is easy to access on the Internet. The information published on the site is not meant to supersede medical training but to serve as an online repository of medical review articles for medical professionals.

At, registered providers can publish review articles, clinical notes, pearls, and medical...

Health Information Technology Bibliography 07/21/09

This collection of resources and information for health care and information technology (IT) stakeholders provides information about how health IT can transform care delivery processes and improve quality, safety, and efficiency. The bibliography is part of the Knowledge Library, a resource that contains both evidence-based and theoretical content.

Topics covered include:

  • Organizational strategy
  • Technology
  • Evaluation
  • Operations
  • ...
AGing Integrated Database (AGID) 07/20/09

The AGing Integrated Database (AGID) is an online query system that provides dynamic access to Administration on Aging (AoA)-related program performance results, surveys, and other data files.

The system allows users to produce customized tables and output the results in print or spreadsheet form using information from:

  • AoA databases:
    • State Program Reports (SPRs)
    • National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS)
    • National Surveys of Older Americans Act...
Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 06/07/09

In 2004, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, a staff survey designed to help hospitals assess the culture of safety in their institutions. Since then, hundreds of hospitals across the United States and internationally have implemented the survey.

In response to requests from hospitals interested in comparing their safety culture survey results to other hospitals, AHRQ funded the development of a comparative...

Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Resources 04/28/09

This database for hospitals tracks and identifies incidents of prehospital cardiac arrest. The program consolidates all essential data elements of a prehospital cardiac arrest event in an efficient manner. With this standardized collection system, participants can track emergency care system performance in several, tailored reports.

The resources included on the Web site can help interested hospitals initiate the program in their community. They include:
  • CARES emergency medical...
Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture 03/31/09

This survey, designed to be administered to outpatient medical office providers and staff, asks for opinions about the culture of patient safety and health care quality in medical offices.

The survey was designed for medical offices with at least three providers (physicians, either MD or DO; physician assistants; nurse practitioners; or other providers licensed to diagnose medical problems, treat patients, and prescribe medications). Survey administration in solo practitioner or...

Time and Motion Database 02/19/09

This database for health care providers accurately captures time and motion data to evaluate whether and to what extent health information technology applications—including computerized provider order entry, electronic prescribing, and electronic health records—help physicians and clinicians perform routine tasks faster.

The site also includes a user’s guide for the tool.

Microsoft ® Access 2000 or 2003 is required to run the database.


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