AHRQ seeking primary care practices to participate in safety program for telemedicine
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is recruiting primary care practices to participate in the AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine: Improving the Diagnostic Process.
The AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine aims to “develop and implement a bundle of evidence-based interventions designed to improve telemedicine care in two settings — the cancer diagnostic process and antibiotic use,” according to the AHRQ website. The program is funded and guided by AHRQ and implemented by NORC at the University of Chicago, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and Baylor College of Medicine.
Participants will receive training on ways to:
- Reduce diagnostic delays for cancer diagnoses in patients seen in the telemedicine environment.
- Enhance teamwork and communication.
- Improve patient, family, provider, and staff satisfaction.
AHRQ is hosting an informational webinar on March 30 for organizations interested in participating in the program.