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The Impact of IT on Healthcare

Health information technology is an important tool for improving quality and safety outcomes in healthcare. The implementation of health information technology (HIT) improves a provider’s ability to diagnose diseases, prevent medical errors, and reduce adverse drug reactions, which results in better patient outcomes over time. (1, 2)

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How to Implement an Electronic Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Tool

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) “is a structured method used to analyze serious adverse events” in healthcare. (1) 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. When done effectively, an RCA can:

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The Benefits of Patient Safety Technology

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

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The Evolution of Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Over time, the healthcare industry has started to see a more focused movement to address patient safety and quality of care (1).

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What is Value-Based Care?

A New Era of Healthcare

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.

Where the traditional fee-for-service model rewarded organizations that treated the highest number of patients, the value-based care model now rewards organizations that provide the highest-quality care (1).

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Developing an Effective Root Cause Analysis

Trudi Stafford, PhD, RN, and Clinical Advisor at PHP shares insight on developing processes and tools for effective root cause analysis. 

Trudi Stafford has 30+ years of health care leadership experience with an emphasis on informatics to positively impact patient safety and health care quality. She is a doctorally prepared nurse executive with prior work experience as the Chief Nursing Office at three of the nation’s largest health systems.

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