Available for Public Review & Comment
Common Format for Adverse Event Reporting on Health Information Technology
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new Common Format designed to help healthcare providers collect information about adverse events related to HIT. This Common Format, entitled 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 Common Formats, Version 1.2 in August 2011.
The Agency has contracted with the National Quality Forum (NQF) to assist with gathering and analyzing feedback on this Common Format. The NQF tool to post comments about the Device or Medical/Surgical Supply including HIT Device Common Format is available at http://www.qualityforum.org/projects/commonformats.aspx.
AHRQ appreciates the time and effort individuals invest in providing comments. All feedback received will be reviewed and considered to guide the development of a revised version.