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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.