New Health IT Common Format for adverse event reporting

Research Activities, December 2010, No. 364

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new Common Format designed to help health care providers collect information about adverse events related to health information technology and devices. This Common Format, titled Device or Medical/Surgical Supply including HIT Device, is currently available as a beta version for public review and comment. The format will be revised based on feedback and released with AHRQ's Common Formats, Version 1.2 in August 2011.

To access AHRQ's full set of Common Formats (Version 1.1) along with technical specifications, and accompanying user information, visit the AHRQ's Patient Safety Organization Web site at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov.
Current as of December 2010
Internet Citation: New Health IT Common Format for adverse event reporting: Research Activities, December 2010, No. 364. December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/research-activities/dec10/1210RA32.html