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.
"Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard 1584 has been the de facto standard for calculating the arc energy levels at different points in a power system. However, NFPA 70E provides the option of using the Arc Flash Hazard PPE Category task tables for PPE selection.
Which is right for you, and what do you need to know about each option? Find answers in our white paper, which describes how both types of analysis systems work and how to be sure you are using the tables correctly."
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: Grainger
Published Date: Nov 04, 2013
On December 1, 2013, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will start phasing in a mandatory transition to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling potentially hazardous chemicals. The goal is to have one set of hazardous material classification standards used around the world to protect human health and promote environmental awareness.
Published By: Grainger
Published Date: Dec 19, 2013
Occupational diseases and even death can be caused by air contaminants or oxygen deficiency in work areas. Employers must provide respirators and training to each employee who is or may be exposed to air contaminants or oxygen-deficient atmospheres when engineering and administrative controls cannot feasibly or effectively reduce exposures to safe levels. Workplaces with respirators must establish a written respiratory protection program that includes respirator selection criteria, employee training, medical evaluations, and fit-testing procedures.
Marking pipes in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities can help make a workplace safer and more efficient. When pipes are clearly labeled, fewer accidents involving injuries and damage to property occur.
This pipe marking guide will explain the best practices for creating a visual pipe marking system to increase safety and efficiency in your workplace.
Published By: SafeStart
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
The 2nd Annual Safety Progress Survey from SafeStart and the EHS Daily Advisor was launched in November 2017, and by the time the survey closed, 531 environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals had shared their insights into the state of safety at their companies.
Our 2018 Safety Progress Report includes all of the findings from the new survey, as well as year-over-year comparisons.
You’ll see how EHS pros and their organizations are moving the safety needle in a positive direction, eliminating challenges, and checking off the required boxes necessary to meet the very important objective of protecting workers in all industries.
Download the report to see what our respondents had to say!
In the Safety Forms & Technology: Trends for 2016 survey sponsored by ProntoForms, we sought to learn how environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals are leveraging technology in the use of safety forms and metrics at their organizations and worksites. We surveyed 473 EHS pros to find out how their companies are approaching these issues in the real world, including:
•How safety forms are created, processed, and stored;
•What types of devices are being used in the field;
•The most common standards and metrics used by EHS departments;
•The efficiency of safety incident reporting at respondents’ organizations;
Download now to see the results!