Quality & Patient Safety

Event reporting in a paper record world

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, September 1, 2012

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Event reporting varies widely from facility to facility, and the kind of medical record system a facility uses (paper or electronic) can have a dramatic effect on its data collection and what can be done with that work. So when Jennifer Trallo, RN, MSN, MBA, director of quality management at AcuityHealthcare's Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey in Atlantic City, joined the team at the then newly minted hospital, she made sure to put event reporting at the top of her list.

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