Open communication with patients after medical errors decreases emotional impacts and diminishes patient avoidance of doctors and organizations involved in errors, new research indicates.
Remember that the population you serve in a catastrophic emergency might include patients with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
In its annual publication of the top 10 health technology hazards facing healthcare, the ECRI Institute lists the top five to be aware of in 2020:
Bathe patients with chlorhexidine soap to stop drug-resistant infections
Only 20% of hospital executives said their organization is a “safety innovator,” meaning it has the resources committed to provide state-of-the-art patient safety management.
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The better alternative for keeping a medical clinic safe is to create an environment where everyone looks out for each other and holds each other accountable for safety.
The research found that 95% of hospitals and physician group executives have access to data analytics applications, up 32% since 2016, but most don’t utilize these decision-making tools.
The Sepsis Institute will offer training for healthcare professionals across the continuum of care
The following excerpt comes from chapter 6 of the HCPro book, Building a High Reliability Organization: A Toolkit for Success.