Physicians and advanced practice providers are crucial to every performance, quality, safety, care utilization and patient satisfaction goals. These factors significantly affect an organization's financial viability, which is why providers' compensation must be aligned with them.
All phases of an EHR migration require planning and an understanding of what data is needed to provide a complete EHR that supports clinical adoption, patient care, safety and satisfaction. This white paper examines the strategic considerations and challenges encountered when migrating data to a new system.
All healthcare delivery organizations will need to transform themselves in order to meet the quality, safety and cost challenges confronting healthcare. In this free ebook, Healthcare: a Better Way, you'll discover a strategic framework and a practical roadmap for developing a healthcare analytics approach for sustaining quality improvement. Download to learn more about navigating the challenges confronting healthcare today.
Discover how the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System used the ReptraxTM vendor credentialing service to improve the compliance of commercial visitors, resulting in a safer and more secure environment for patients.
The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study annually identifies those health system leadership teams that have most effectively aligned outstanding performance across their organizations, and achieved more reliable outcomes in every member hospital. Truven Health Analytics measures U.S. health systems based on a balanced scorecard across a range of performance factors: care quality, patient safety, use of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiency, and customer perception of care.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) are a set of metrics that provide information on the potential for inpatient hospital complications and adverse events following surgeries, procedures, and childbirth. PSIs can be used to help hospitals identify potential adverse events that might need further evaluation, provide the opportunity to assess the incidence of adverse events and complications, and understand patient safety events on a broader level.
While we must continue to emphasize to all members of the care team that they are the front line to preventing errors, taking a systems or holistic approach will greatly assist in making adverse events rarer. Aiding in the implementation of the latter are many companies that provide incident reporting, analysis, and review systems.
Registered nurses, with targeted training, are the secret weapon in the race for comprehensive care coordination.
Accountable care organizations. Patient-centered medical homes. Value-based reimbursements. Bundled payments. Healthcare is experiencing a revolution brought on by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that aims to put patients squarely in the middle of all their clinical and financial decisions. Payers, including government agencies and insurers, are tying the quality and safety of patient care to reimbursements, making patient-centered care a necessity in all settings.
Industry leaders are striving to create a culture of safety within their organizations that extends to all employees, according to an Intelligence Buzz Survey conducted recently by HealthLeaders Media.
Could you do more for worker safety? Protective gear alone can't prevent arc flash injury. In fact, according to NFPA 70E, injuries sustained during an arc ?ash event would be reduced and survivable due to arc-rated PPE. Complying with the safe work practices required by NFPA 70E and implementing arc flash mitigation strategies through engineering controls will enhance workplace safety for employees and lower financial risk for your company. Read the white paper, "Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards", for more information.
Mobile devices help clinicians improve the quality of patient care and save lives by improving staff communication and collaboration, and by providing instant access to a wealth of mission-critical information — from real-time lab results to a change in a patient’s condition or verification of the “5 rights” of medication administration at the patient bedside. In addition, mobility also helps healthcare organizations comply with important governmental and regulatory safety standards, without tasking an already overburdened nursing staff with additional paperwork. This white paper provides guidance for planning and implementing a clinical mobility solution in today’s healthcare environment, including a five-step roadmap to help key stakeholders identify needs.
Zebra’s broad range of enterprise-level, healthcare-designed, end-to-end solutions provides a wealth of benefits throughout a healthcare facility, enabling clinicians, staff and administrators to sense, analyze and act in real time. Identity solutions can help improve accuracy and enhance patient safety, deliver greater operational efficiency and caregiver confidence, and improve the patient experience. Mobility solutions help improve staff communication and collaboration with enterprise effectiveness and workflow efficiency. Intelligence solutions offer greater visibility to data on patients, staff, assets and the facility overall for better decision making.
Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital implemented a Zebra technology solution to create a mobile-enabled workforce at its new state-of-the-art hospital campus. That mobile solution enabled the nursing staff to focus on what’s most important — patient care. The solution gave nurses the ability to communicate in real time, access right-now information and take the right action with that information.
Parkland’s leadership was able to track all patient activities from positive patient identification and specimen collection to laboratory specimen tracking and pharmacy medication administration. Additionally, hospital staff communication with voice and secure texting, along with patient alerts and
alarms—all help increase patient safety, care and satisfaction.
Labeling blood and other samples at the time they are collected improves patient safety and helps prevent a host of problems related to misidentification — including many of the estimated 160,900 adverse events that occur in U.S. hospitals annually because of sample identification errors. There is a strong and growing body of evidence within medical literature that creating specimen identification labels on demand at the patient bedside with a mobile printer can significantly reduce errors. The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) advocate the use of two patient-specific identifiers, such as name and birthdate, whenever taking blood or other samples from a patient, and to label the sample collection container in the presence of the patient.
Bowen EHS, Inc. is here to help. We provide personal, effective, and guaranteed professional development for health and safety professionals. Learn more about how Bowen can help with this free information.
Are you taking the proper precautions in identifying hazards for lone workers and reducing their risk for injury? If not, your workers could suffer delays in emergency response or medical assistance. Stay in compliance and help keep your employees safe with this Free Best Practices Report.
Why 5S? Because it's a system many companies simply can't afford not to execute in their production process. The bottom line benefits are a given, but the improved well being of the company and employees is what makes 5S so valuable to your organization.
Electricity provides us with lights and power, both on the job and at home. It’s such a normal part of our lives that we often forget that all that power can be dangerous, too.
We’ve all experienced minor electric shocks, but shocks can be severe enough to kill. Careless use of electricity causes 10 percent of job- related deaths, as well as many serious injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has some very detailed regulations designed to keep electricity from becoming a dangerous hazard.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards.
The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public
areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles.
The outcome of such consistency is expected to be significantly more effective communication in the workplace. That, in turn, should help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Dec 31, 2013
In the fall of 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) endorsed the latest best practices related to safety sign and tag technology by incorporating the 2011 ANSIZ535 safety sign and tag standards into its regulations. This guide will provide a clear understanding of the OSHA change and what it means to you and your organization.
Established in 2003, EKU’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers a variety of safety and health courses that draw upon the expertise of internationally recognized faculty at the University as well as leaders in the field.
Published By: Bulwark
Published Date: Jun 07, 2017
For those whose jobs require them to wear flame-resistant (FR) clothing, extreme heat isn’t summer’s only barrier to compliance. Rips, rain, mosquitoes, improper care—all can threaten the safety of those on your watch. Read on for a few simple tips from the Bulwark experts to help make this summer a season of safety.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: May 30, 2017
The need for workplace safety and health programs are critical. However, many organizations struggle with finding value behind the resources that sustain these programs. It’s a delicate balance of perceived value vs. actual value. How can you put a price on prevention? If the incident never happened, is there a direct correlation that ties value back to your workplace safety and health initiative?
In this Industry Insight, Skillsoft will identify 8 Things You May be Overlooking, and how each item plays a critical role in assessing the achieved value of training, including how this value can be measured as it relates to a workplace safety and health program.