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How Healthcare Risk Management Technology Reduces Healthcare Worker Burnout

By Performance Health Partners on November 4, 2022

Burnout in healthcare has become an epidemic, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with burnout rates among healthcare workers as high as 70%. The good news is that healthcare risk management technology is proving to be instrumental in reducing the burdens placed on frontline workers and, consequently, in mitigating the risk of burnout.

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Key Features of Effective Incident Reporting Forms

By Performance Health Partners on October 27, 2022

The key to improved patient and employee safety is increasing incident and event reporting to collect data to better understand process gaps and root causes of safety events. To ensure employees are engaged in the event reporting process, it’s essential that incident reporting forms be designed effectively.

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How Incident Reporting in Healthcare Improves Employee Engagement

By Performance Health Partners on October 11, 2022

Utilizing a centralized incident reporting system allows healthcare organizations to enhance patient outcomes and foster a culture of care. But among the lesser obvious benefits of incident reporting in healthcare is improved employee engagement, which can result in boosted retention, decreased costs, and improved quality of care.

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How Hospital Incident Reporting Software Reduces Workplace Violence in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on October 3, 2022

There has been an uptick in workplace violence in healthcare for the past decade, but the pandemic has exacerbated violent acts against nurses, techs, and other healthcare professionals. In fact, recent data shows that more than two nurses are assaulted every hour. Experts agree that the key to reducing violence in the healthcare setting is encouraging employees to report violence with hospital incident reporting software.

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Get Incident Reporting Software in Healthcare for Better Outcomes and Increased Patient Satisfaction

By Performance Health Partners on September 26, 2022

As patient safety becomes increasingly challenged by growing threats, it’s essential for healthcare organizations to put in place measures to proactively prevent risks and bolster safety. Incident reporting software in healthcare has become an essential tool for streamlining and strengthening safety efforts, but it is also beneficial for improving outcomes and employing patient satisfaction strategies to enrich the overall patient experience.

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How to Conduct Effective Safety Huddles

By Performance Health Partners on September 24, 2022

Safety huddles are a key tool for healthcare organizations to reduce patient harm, ensure accurate, consistent communication between staff, and promote patient and employee safety. Safety huddles can be defined as routine, brief meetings, usually at the beginning of the workday, comprised of staff from varying disciplines. (1)

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An Overview of Incident Reporting Software in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on September 14, 2022

Incident reporting systems have long been used in high-risk industries like aviation and nuclear to promote safety and mitigate risk – and with great success. Incident reporting software in healthcare, on the other hand, is newer but is equally beneficial, offering enhanced safety, improved outcomes, and increased patient satisfaction. Read on for an overview of incident reporting technology in healthcare and how it’s transforming the industry.

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6 Benefits of Hospital Incident Reporting Software

By Performance Health Partners on September 12, 2022

Hospital incident reporting software has become an indispensable tool for organizations aiming to improve patient and employee safety. In addition to providing a clearer look at gaps in safety processes, incident reporting systems can also enhance communication between teams, boost employee engagement, and facilitate a culture of learning. Read on to learn more about six benefits of hospital incident reporting software.

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How Does a Healthcare Incident Reporting System Work?

By Performance Health Partners on September 6, 2022

As patient safety continues to be a cause for concern worldwide, many organizations are implementing incident reporting software to identify safety risks and facilitate learning. But how does a healthcare incident reporting system work? Read on to find out.

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Healthcare Incident Reporting Software: 11 Features to Look For

By Performance Health Partners on August 25, 2022

Implementing incident reporting software can significantly improve patient care, enhance operational efficiencies, and promote organizational growth. But not all systems are created equal. That’s why it’s important to choose the right solution to fit your organization’s specific needs and overcome its unique challenges. Read on to learn what to look for in a healthcare incident reporting software.

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How to Improve Patient Safety with a Good Catch Program

By Performance Health Partners on August 15, 2022

A good catch program is an action-oriented program that uses incentives to encourage an increase in near miss reporting. By implementing a good catch program, healthcare organizations can reframe event and incident reporting as a proactive way to prevent harm and enhance quality of care. Read on to learn more about how your organization can improve patient safety with a good catch program and tips on getting started.

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Developing an Effective Root Cause Analysis in Healthcare

By Trudi Stafford on August 12, 2022

How can healthcare organizations develop an effective root cause analysis in healthcare? Read on to learn how your organization can improve outcomes and reduce costs.

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6 Benefits of Incident Reporting in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on July 24, 2022

Incident reporting is an essential responsibility of healthcare organizations to improve patient safety and quality care today. When done well, incident and event reporting mitigate future risk, reducing potential harm. There are many benefits of incident reporting in healthcare, today we’ll cover six of them.

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Safety in Healthcare: 17 Recommendations for Healthcare Organizations

By Performance Health Partners on July 15, 2022

Even though increasing efforts have been made over the past two decades, safety in healthcare remains a major area of concern. Experts have in recent years identified numerous evidence-based best practices shown to be effective in harm reduction, yet they are infrequently implemented successfully across organizations. Improving safety and reducing preventable adverse events necessitates a collaborative, consistent, and coordinated effort by all stakeholders.

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4 Steps to Purposeful Patient Rounding

By Performance Health Partners on July 12, 2022

Fourteen avoidable hospital acquired-conditions accounted for 48,771 adverse patient outcomes, 3,219 deaths and more than $2 billion in excess hospital costs in 2016, according to an IBM Watson Health study. 

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How To Use Technology to Effectively Round on Patients

By Performance Health Partners on July 7, 2022

Safety rounds are conducted by healthcare organizations to identify risk and address problem areas before they become bigger employee and patient safety issues. Safety checklists within a comprehensive, rounding technology solution are a crucial part of rounding, as they empower healthcare teams to stay focused on what matters most: delivering the highest quality care in the safest possible environment.

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Prevent Medication Errors with Healthcare Technology

By Performance Health Partners on July 3, 2022

Recent years have seen major advances in how healthcare is delivered, but with these improvements comes the possibility of increased risk to patient and employee safety. Medication errors are one of the leading causes of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare, which can be detrimental to patient safety. Read on to learn how to prevent medication errors at your organization.

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The Importance of Reporting Near Misses in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on June 17, 2022

Read on to learn the importance of reporting near misses in healthcare and how the event tracking process is facilitated with incident reporting software.

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Why Checklists in Healthcare Are Important

By Performance Health Partners on June 14, 2022

Checklists provide a wealth of positive impacts within healthcare organizations. Whether you are looking to effectively report incidents, prevent falls, or reduce overall risk, it all starts with a list. Here are the top reasons why checklists are so important in healthcare.

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5 Steps: How to Improve Patient Experience in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on June 13, 2022


 

In the United States, over 35 million patients stay in hospitals every year. For physicians and hospital staff who see hundreds of patients each day, it can be easy to lose sight of individual experiences. However, for each of those patients, their healthcare journeys are unique and deeply personal.

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Avoid Unnecessary Risk: Fundamentals of Risk Management in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on June 3, 2022

Due to the nature of healthcare, patients, staff, and companies may be exposed to risk regularly. Establishing a thorough risk management program allows organizations to consistently identify potential risk factors and implement procedures to address those risks. In addition, risk management in healthcare can lead to a good record of patient safety, which helps an organization maintain its brand reputation, obtain accreditation, receive reimbursements, and become a provider of choice.

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How to Prevent Medication Errors: A Simple Approach

By Performance Health Partners on May 25, 2022

In the United States, medication errors have become one of the leading causes of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare organizations. These errors affect nearly 5% of hospitalized patients and can be detrimental to patient safety.

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Getting Budget Approval for a Patient Safety Solution

By Performance Health Partners on May 24, 2022

In today’s healthcare environment, there is an overwhelming need to demonstrate the value and return on investment of implementing a new technology like a patient safety solution. Read on to learn simple strategies on getting executive buy-in and budget approval.

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How To Avoid Near Miss Events in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on May 18, 2022

Near miss events are far more common than adverse events and typically occur many times before a harmful incident happens. Although near miss events can be viewed as learning and safety improvement opportunities, preventing them in the first place will ensure optimal patient safety and quality care. Read on to learn more about how to avoid near miss events in healthcare.

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Measuring the Impact of Patient Safety Events

By Performance Health Partners on May 14, 2022

Measuring and tracking patient safety events can have a meaningful impact in making care safer and reducing costs through the prevention of healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs).

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An Effective Environment of Care Checklist

By Performance Health Partners on May 7, 2022


For healthcare providers, the physical environment of care has a significant impact on patient wellbeing and the ability of care teams to deliver high-quality outcomes. As the healthcare industry has evolved to focus more on patient-centered care, an environment of care rounding checklist has become an increasingly useful tool in improving both patient and staff engagement.

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Performance Health Partners Named an Overall Top Performer by KLAS

By Performance Health Partners on May 5, 2022

Performance Health Partners has been rated by KLAS as one of the nation’s top performing companies offering Healthcare Safety, Risk and Compliance Management solutions. Most notably, the company received the highest product score among all vendors reported and also received the highest overall performance score among its reviewed competitors, landing top marks across KLAS’ customer excellence pillars.

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The Evolution of Patient Safety and Quality of Care

By Performance Health Partners on April 16, 2022

Understanding the evolution of patient safety and quality of care helps provide insight into the evolution of healthcare in a clinical setting.

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What is a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)?

By Performance Health Partners on March 18, 2022

By participating in a patient safety organization, healthcare organizations can reduce risk and improve the overall quality of care.

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Selecting the Right Healthcare Technology for Patient Safety

By Performance Health Partners on March 7, 2022

Implementing healthcare technology solutions can significantly improve patient care, enhance operational efficiencies, and promote organizational growth. (1) It’s important to choose the right solution to fit your organization’s unique needs and help resolve challenges. 
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10 Strategies to Improve Patient Experience

By Performance Health Partners on March 3, 2022

Patients who are not satisfied with their healthcare experience, are more likely to never visit the healthcare organization again or recommend others to visit. Not only can this hurt business outcomes, but it can also negatively affect the long-term clinical outcomes of patients. 

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Medication Error Prevention for Healthcare Providers

By Performance Health Partners on March 3, 2022

With the high cost and negative patient outcomes associated with medication errors, healthcare organizations can't afford not to implement strategies to prevent these errors. Read on to learn more about the causes of medication errors and what your organization can do to reduce them and improve patient safety.

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5 Examples of Good Catches in Healthcare & How to Implement a Near Miss Campaign

By Performance Health Partners on February 17, 2022

Learn how to recognize common examples of good catches in healthcare that prevent harm before it reaches the patient.

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4 Ways Purposeful Rounding Improves Patient Experience & Outcomes

By Performance Health Partners on February 10, 2022

Purposeful rounding is defined as a proactive, systemic, nurse-driven, evidence-based intervention that helps anticipate and address patient needs, helps create a quality patient-provider relationship [1]. That relationship is a tried-and-true component to improve the patient experience.

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How to Reduce Healthcare Acquired Conditions

By Performance Health Partners on February 3, 2022

 

Implementing an effective reduction program for healthcare acquired conditions is essential for improving infection control and patient outcomes. Read on to learn strategies your organization can take to a proactive approach toward HAC prevention.

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The Patient Incident Report: A Necessary Tool for Risk Management

By Performance Health Partners on January 13, 2022

With the increasing demands on healthcare providers today, even the most skilled and well-trained professionals can make mistakes. Incidents or adverse events in an already high-risk industry can significantly impact patients and providers. Therefore, risk mitigation is crucial for preventing future incidents and improving patient safety.

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Best Practices for Creating a Just Culture in Nursing

By Performance Health Partners on January 6, 2022

A just culture in nursing is an environment where everyone is alert to potential risks. To learn from these risks, all staff must be engaged in safely reporting incidents.

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An Introduction to Just Culture and Why Patient Safety is Important

By Performance Health Partners on December 16, 2021

Medical errors and preventable incidents occur daily in healthcare organizations. By increasing the number of near misses and incidents reported, healthcare organizations can better understand safety challenges and prevent patient harm. Unfortunately, these harmful incidents often go unreported.

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5 Ways to Track the Value Incident Reporting in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on November 25, 2021

Many providers lack the necessary solutions to measure and improve organizational performance in today's healthcare environment. This is why healthcare reporting is crucial.  An incident reporting system in healthcare helps providers identify gaps in patient care, prevent clinical errors, and reduce adverse drug events, resulting in better quality and safety over time. (1)
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How to Prevent Medical Errors in Healthcare: Create a Learning Culture

By Performance Health Partners on November 18, 2021

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10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating An Incident Reporting System

By Performance Health Partners on October 28, 2021

Health Information Technology (HIT) is becoming increasingly important for improving quality outcomes and patient safety in healthcare organizations. The advantages of implementing an incident reporting system include facilitating communication among team members, improving patient safety through incident reporting, and analyzing overall safety performance metrics. (1)

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3 Ways to Make the Case for Incident Reporting Software in Your Budget

By Performance Health Partners on October 14, 2021

In today’s healthcare environment, there is an overwhelming need to demonstrate the value and return on investment of implementing incident reporting software. When used correctly, healthcare technology has the potential to greatly improve patient outcomes and decrease costs, particularly in the area of patient safety.

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The Cost Effectiveness of Risk Avoidance

By Performance Health Partners on October 7, 2021

Risk avoidance in healthcare is comprised of the clinical and administrative systems and processes used to detect, analyze, and prevent the occurrence of harmful risks in organizations. (1). Unsafe care is a serious patient safety risk to patient health, which results in over three million deaths each year worldwide. (2)
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Fall Prevention for Elderly Living Communities

By Performance Health Partners on September 30, 2021

Falls in older adults are the third leading cause of chronic disability, and a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that deaths from falls are significantly increasing among older adults. Nearly 25,000 people aged 75 and older died as a result of falls in 2016 -- almost three times as many as in 2000. In the U.S., 30% of older adults experience at least one fall annually, with a particularly high rate (50%) over the age of 80. 
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Support Healthcare Workers: Get the Right Tools to the Right People

By Performance Health Partners on September 23, 2021

There are approximately 2.6 million points of care in the U.S. — and that number is rapidly growing, as people are increasingly turning to pharmacies, telemedicine, and retail stores as providers of basic healthcare services and vaccinations. (1) As these points of care continue to increase across the nation, there’s a growing need for structures to support the frontline healthcare workers who are delivering the first line of care. It is now more important than ever to equip these healthcare workers with technology tools and clinical checklists to support patient and employee safety and quality of care within increasingly complex healthcare environments.

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How to Prevent Patient Falls in 10 Steps

By Performance Health Partners on September 9, 2021

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately 700,000 to 1,000,000 people fall in United States hospitals every day. Patients aged 85 and older as well as those who have undergone recent surgery are more likely to be seriously injured if they fall.

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Building an Enterprise Risk Management System [Case Study]

By Performance Health Partners on August 26, 2021

Before implementing Performance Health Partner’s enterprise software system, Ochsner Lafayette General, the largest non-profit regional health system in Acadiana, Louisiana. struggled to address the challenge of siloed technology systems. Across their six hospitals, there was a desire to find a solution that could address the unique needs of individual departments, while still promoting a sense of cohesiveness and providing clear data from which to draw insights across the organization.

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Protecting Healthcare Worker’s Health & Wellbeing

By Performance Health Partners on August 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on health systems, and particularly on the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers on the frontlines of pandemic response efforts. (1) However, it’s not just during a pandemic that organizations need to focus on their employee’s health and wellbeing. Healthcare workers have historically faced high levels of burnout and stress, and it’s time for organizations to step up and begin to address these multi-faceted challenges.

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Effective Outcomes: How to Improve Patient Experience

By Performance Health Partners on August 5, 2021

With excellent patient-centered care, healthcare providers will see increased consistency in patient adherence to medical advice, and improvement in clinical outcomes, and better patient safety practices. 
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3 Keys to Successfully Implement a Patient Safety Solution

By Performance Health Partners on July 22, 2021

Preventable errors are estimated to cost the U.S. healthcare system approximately $187.5 billion to $250 billion annually. (1) Implementing an effective patient safety solution can decrease preventable errors and improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. In recent years, healthcare organizations have begun placing focus on reforming organizational culture in order to maximize patient safety.

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RCA2: Tools to Help Prevent Harm

By Performance Health Partners on July 15, 2021

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Reduce HAIs by Using Checklists in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on July 8, 2021

Preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is an important goal for any healthcare organization to improve patient safety. A healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) is an infection that a patient contracts while receiving treatment for another medical or surgical condition. (1) One simple way to prevent HAIs is by using checklists in healthcare.

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What to Look for in a Patient Safety Checklist

By Performance Health Partners on June 24, 2021

A patient safety checklist is one of the most effective tools that healthcare teams can use to ensure consistency and safety across an organization. They list items that care teams should ask or observe regularly to ensure safety standards. (1)
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The Benefits of Streamlining Internal Audits

By Performance Health Partners on June 10, 2021

It’s important for healthcare organizations to have effective protocols and systems in place to create a safety culture and provide the highest quality care in the safest possible environment. Audits are an essential tool for measuring operational success and understanding where patient safety improvements are needed.
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Precautions for Infection Control and Prevention in the Post-COVID Era

By Performance Health Partners on May 27, 2021

Each year, the global community becomes more aware of how important it is to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases. As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, new pathogens are emerging every day and evolving to resist treatments. This is in addition to the frequent threat of preventable harm that patients already face when being treated in a hospital. 

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Detecting and Preventing Drug Diversion in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on May 20, 2021

When prescription medicines are obtained or used illegally, it is known as drug diversion. (1) The impact of drug diversion on healthcare organizations can be devastating in multiple ways—from a financial, operational, and patient outcomes perspective.

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Proactive Infection Prevention in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on May 13, 2021

According to the CDC, HAIs are contracted by an estimated 1.7 million patients annually and are responsible for 99,000 deaths each year in the U.S. (1) All patients are at risk of contracting a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) while being treated for another medical or surgical condition. (2)
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What Can We Learn from the Aviation Industry?

By Performance Health Partners on April 29, 2021

Safety in aviation has often been compared to safety in healthcare. (1) This is the result of significant achievements in the field of aviation as it pertains to both safety and quality improvement. 

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A Closer Look at Underreporting of Near Misses in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on April 15, 2021

High-performing healthcare organizations adopt principles that support a strong safety culture. Near miss reporting is an important component of establishing a safety culture; it is a process designed to improve safety within health systems by providing insights into the root cause(s) of harm.

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Building a Culture of Safety Through Audits

By Performance Health Partners on April 8, 2021

In recent years, healthcare organizations have heightened their focus on reforming organizational culture in order to improve patient safety outcomes.
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How to Streamline Incidents in the Healthcare Reporting Process

By Performance Health Partners on March 25, 2021

Each day, healthcare organizations face new and unique challenges that affect the quality of the patient experience. Healthcare risk managers and healthcare reporting play a vital role in combating these challenges, including reducing patient harm and preventing costly claims.

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5 Steps for Establishing an Effective Patient Safety Culture

By Performance Health Partners on February 25, 2021

Preventable errors are estimated to cost the U.S. healthcare system approximately $187.5 billion to $250 billion annually. (1) Effective Patient Safety programs can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and decrease preventable errors all at the same time. In recent years, healthcare organizations have begun placing focus on reforming organizational culture in order to maximize patient safety.

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10 Things for CFOs to Know About Healthcare Acquired Infections

By Performance Health Partners on February 18, 2021

Healthcare acquired infections cost billions of dollars in added expenses to the healthcare system each year. (1) With the healthcare industry’s movement towards value-based care, healthcare CFOs are taking a closer look at their organizations’ infection rates to identify opportunities for infection control and prevention.

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A Collaborative Approach: Quality and Risk Management Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on February 4, 2021

With rapidly evolving patient needs, growing regulatory requirements, and new technological advances, it is now increasingly important for quality and risk management healthcare teams to adopt a collective and integrated approach towards patient care

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Prevent Incidents and Reduce Costs with Incident Reporting Software

By Performance Health Partners on January 21, 2021

An estimated 161,250 preventable deaths occur each year in U.S. healthcare organizations, which can cause harm to a patient’s physical, mental, and financial health. (1) Read on to learn how organizations can leverage healthcare technology like incident reporting software to prevent incidents, reduce costs, and save lives.

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Tackling the Challenge of Hand Hygiene and Infection Control

By Performance Health Partners on January 7, 2021

The Center for Disease Control estimates that on any given day, 1 in 31 hospital patients has an HAI or healthcare-associated infection. (1) Up to 70 percent of these infections could be prevented if health care workers followed recommended protocols, including hand hygiene and infection control. (2)

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Anonymous Incident Reporting Software For Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on December 31, 2020

Preventable incidents are a challenge that healthcare organizations face daily. To achieve the highest possible level of patient safety and quality care, organizations need to find anonymous incident reporting software that encourages reporting and fits their unique needs.

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Root Cause Analysis for Healthcare Incident Reporting

By Performance Health Partners on December 17, 2020

Root Cause Analysis for healthcare (RCA) “is a structured method used to analyze serious adverse events” in healthcare. The RCA process seeks to improve patient care by identifying breakdowns in the systems that increase the likelihood of a harmful event or incident.
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How to Perform a Root Cause Analysis of a Sentinel Event

By Performance Health Partners on November 19, 2020

A Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a systemic approach towards problem solving used to determine the root cause of a problem. (1) This process is critical in identifying strategies that can prevent harmful incidents and events within the healthcare setting. Hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities often use RCAs to investigate sentinel events.

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Employee Risk Management Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on November 5, 2020

Given that healthcare employees typically work in environments with high exposure to illness and injury, it is crucial that healthcare organizations prioritize effective risk management.

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Establishing a Patient Safety Culture in Hospitals During COVID-19

By Performance Health Partners on October 22, 2020

Establishing a patient safety and employee safety culture is one of the most important components of improving overall health care quality. It is now becoming particularly crucial for healthcare professionals to focus on establishing safety culture processes as they navigate the additional patient safety challenges related to COVID-19.
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The Evolution of Health Care Costs and Reimbursement

By Performance Health Partners on October 19, 2020

Healthcare costs and forms of reimbursement have evolved over time. In the late 1800s, Samuel Clemons, whose pen name was Mark Twain, described a capitation-type payment for physicians in his hometown of Hannibel, Missouri. He wrote that his family paid their physician $25 per year to cover whatever illness they might have throughout the year. (1) Before the 1920s, health care costs were low and there was little need for health insurance. The biggest cost associated with illness was lost wages. In response, insurance policies akin to current disability insurance was born. (2)

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4 Ways to Improve Patient Experience in COVID-19

By Performance Health Partners on October 8, 2020

As the United States healthcare system continues to grapple with COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that organizations are able to gather and synthesize data in ways that translate into a positive patient experience.

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What is Health Information Technology?

By Performance Health Partners on September 10, 2020

Healthcare technologies are important tools for improving quality and safety outcomes in healthcare. But what is health information technology, and what's the significance? Read on to find out.

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Better Outcomes with Patient Feedback Software

By Performance Health Partners on August 27, 2020

Developing an effective process for patient feedback can take time, but it goes a long way in improving the overall patient experience. Read on to learn how to get started with the process.

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Improving Behavioral Healthcare with Patient Safety Analytics

By Performance Health Partners on August 13, 2020

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017, and 1 out of every 8 adults struggled with both alcohol and drug use disorders simultaneously. (1)

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Reducing HAIs Through A Healthcare Reporting System

By Performance Health Partners on July 28, 2020

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 31 hospital patients has an HAI on any given day. (1) Although many HAIs are preventable, their high prevalence leads to harmful effects on patients’ physical, mental, and financial health—and cost billions of dollars in added expenses to the healthcare system.

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5 Steps for Infection Control in Nursing Homes

By Performance Health Partners on July 16, 2020

Over 1.3 million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes each year. (1) Like patients in acute care facilities, nursing home residents are at risk for acquiring healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which can cause discomfort and pain for residents and can have significant adverse consequences.

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Implementing Root Cause Analysis in Health Care Tools and Techniques

By Performance Health Partners on July 2, 2020

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) “is a structured method used to analyze serious adverse events” in healthcare. The goal of an RCA is to identify any underlying problems in processes that increase the likelihood of an error with a non-punitive approach.

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3 Tips for Implementing an Electronic Peer Review Process

By Performance Health Partners on June 18, 2020

Clinical peer review is a critical step in evaluating a team member’s performance following a patient safety event or as part of an organization’s credentialing process. (1) Although peer review is a key element of improving patient safety and quality, the quality process model that has prevailed in the healthcare industry over the past 30 years leaves much to be desired in improving quality outcomes. (1)

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Just Culture Healthcare: How to Create Quality Patient Safety Programs

By Performance Health Partners on June 4, 2020

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5 Step Plan for Returning to Work After the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Performance Health Partners on May 26, 2020

As businesses and community spaces begin a phased reopening over the upcoming weeks, employees will start to return to their workplaces. To make the transition back to work as smooth and safe as possible, organizations will need to adapt their policies and workplace environments for the COVID-19 era. 
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A Data Informed Approach to Infection Control

By Performance Health Partners on May 21, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions of people across the world, infection control is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. And considering the rise of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in recent years, we are now in critical need of a data-informed approach towards infection prevention and control. 

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What to Look for in an Employee Safety Solution for COVID-19?

By Performance Health Partners on May 4, 2020

As the nation begins a phased reopening in the days ahead, all industries will face the challenge of effectively managing employee health needs. With over 740,000 total cases of COVID-19 nationally, organizations will need processes in place to effectively handle the return to the workforce in a way that keeps employees as safe as possible. (1)

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Value Based Care: Using Access Centers to Improve Outcomes

By Performance Health Partners on April 21, 2020

As the healthcare industry moves towards a value based care reimbursement model, it becomes increasingly important for healthcare organizations to effectively manage costs and improve their margins. Access centers address these challenges.

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Low-Code Healthcare Solutions Drive Transformation in Patient Safety

By Performance Health Partners on March 27, 2020

Digital transformations in healthcare rely on data-driven technology to improve patient safety and outcomes. 

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Value Based Reimbursement: The Evolution of Quality and Patient Safety

By Performance Health Partners on March 5, 2020

Healthcare reimbursement describes the payment that a hospital, diagnostic facility, or other healthcare provider receives for providing patients with a medical service. It’s important to look at how the healthcare reimbursement model has changed over time in order to understand the processes underlying the current U.S. healthcare system, as well as the gaps and limitations that exist within it.

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The Benefits of Software for Incident Reporting in Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on January 31, 2020

There are 134 million patient safety events that occur each year, resulting in $20B in annual costs. (1) Incident reporting software or a patient safety technology supports healthcare organizations in their efforts to prevent patient safety incidents and yields the following outcomes:

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Effective Strategies for Improving and Monitoring Employee Health

By Performance Health Partners on December 31, 2019

By offering employee-centered services such as free immunizations and vaccinations, and by making it convenient for employees to receive care, healthcare organizations can have a positive impact on the wellbeing of their employees, as well as patients.

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EMS Incident Management System: The Best Compliance & Quality Solution

By Performance Health Partners on November 21, 2019

An emergency medical services (EMS) provider came to PHP with a common challenge: they were using paper and Excel files to manually report and track major business activities, which meant that data was easy to lose track of and difficult to analyze over time. They needed a solution to improve their processes and scale to their business needs. They needed an EMS incident management system. 

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The Impact of Patient Safety and Quality of Care Programs

By Performance Health Partners on November 7, 2019

We are currently witnessing the modernization of patient safety, clinical quality, and outcomes management in healthcare. And yet, the majority of the more than 890,000 healthcare facilities in the United States (1)– especially small to mid-sized providers – have not yet implemented technology to manage and monitor outcomes in patient safety and quality.

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What is Value Based Care? A New Era of Healthcare

By Performance Health Partners on October 8, 2019

The models of care used by healthcare organizations have evolved over time. One of the most significant healthcare paradigm shifts in the past decade is the introduction of a new reimbursement model known as value based care. But what is value based care?

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Enterprise Risk Management in Healthcare: A Collaborative Approach

By Performance Health Partners on September 20, 2019

Healthcare risk management technology is very effective in supporting risk avoidance when used to support well-designed care processes. Read on to find out how incorporating it into your organization's risk management strategy can improve patient safety and outcomes.

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How To Improve Patient Outcomes: An Integrated Approach With Permian Regional Medical Center

By Performance Health Partners on August 22, 2019

Learning how to improve patient outcomes remains a top goal of healthcare organizations, and with the right tools, it's possible to achieve. Here's the story of how one healthcare organization achieved success.

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What is a Just Culture in Healthcare?

By Performance Health Partners on August 13, 2019

First used in healthcare in a 2001 report by David Marx, the definition of just culture is a system of shared accountability in which organizations are responsible for the systems they have designed and for responding to the behaviors of their employees in a fair and just manner. Employees are accountable for the quality of their choices and for reporting incidents and system vulnerabilities.
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Best Practices Falls Prevention: How to Reduce Risk

By Performance Health Partners on July 23, 2019

Improving patient outcomes in healthcare organizations starts with ensuring a system for best practices falls prevention. The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality estimates that approximately 700,000 to 1,000,000 people fall in hospitals in the United States every year, which equates to fall rates ranging from 2.3 - 7 falls per 1,000 patient days. 

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What To Look For In Healthcare Incident Reporting Software

By Performance Health Partners on July 2, 2019

Managing incidents shouldn't be a pain, and either should searching for an effective incident reporting software for your healthcare organization. Choose incident reporting software that is flexible and customizable enough to allow your staff to focus on what they do best: delivering safe, high-quality care. 

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