AHRQ wants to build reporting system for patient safety; HHS adds 'People's Choice' category to HHSinnovates Program;

> The Alliance for Nursing Informatics is pushing for its members to ask for and access their personal health records as part of a collaborative centered around National Health IT Week this week. For the effort, dubbed "Ask for Your e-Health Record," nurses are encouraged to take a pledge that they will also invite executive leaders at their facilities to take part, and that they will use social media to promote the campaign. Announcement

> The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality wants to build a consumer reporting system for patient safety events, Health Data Management reported. AHRQ posted a notice in today's Federal Register describing the processes that will go into the effort, including using the Web for reporting and follow-up. Article

> The general public now can vote for their favorite healthcare innovations created in the HHSinnovates Program, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced late last week. The public can choose a "People's Choice" winner out of six finalists, which had been whittled down from 60 initial submissions. Announcement

And Finally… Maybe I ought to be hitting up flea markets more often. Article

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