Common Formats for Event Reporting - Hospital Version 1.2
Common Formats for Event Reporting - Hospital Version 1.2 (CFER-H V1.2) incorporates new content and technical
specifications developed after the release of Common Formats for Event Reporting - Hospital Version 1.1 (CFER-H V1.1) in March 2010. There were two significant changes to areas of content in CFER-H V1.2. The event-specific Device module was
modified to include data elements for collection of patient safety concerns related to health information technology (HIT) devices (e.g., the electronic health record). The second major area of clinical content change added an
event-specific module for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). In addition to the new clinical content, RxNorm identifiers and compatibility with ICD-9 and ICD-10-CM coding has been included in CFER-H V1.2.
Event descriptions, sample reports, and forms are available for each of the generic and event-specific categories
of the CFER-H V1.2.
The technical specification documents provide direction for electronic submission for Common Formats Patient
Safety Data Reports to the PSOPPC for data non-identification and transmission to the NPSD. The documents also
provide direction for the electronic implementation of the CFER-H V1.2.