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Moving from Incident Reporting to Incident Prevention

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)

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Should Healthcare Incidents Be Reported Anonymously?

Preventable incidents are a challenge that healthcare organizations face on a daily basis. In order to achieve the highest possible level of patient safety and quality care, it is important for organizations to find an incident reporting system that encourages reporting and fits their unique needs.

With roughly 86% of patient safety events going unreported due to fear of blame or retaliation, looking for an incident reporting software that allows for anonymous reporting can help organizations place the focus back on patient safety. (1)

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How to Conduct Effective Safety Huddles

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)

The meeting is a time for care teams to discuss patient safety events, relay information about areas of safety concern such as short staffing, equipment or inventory, and to establish safety goals. (2)

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Measuring the Impact of Patient Safety Events

Patient safety programs can have a meaningful impact in making care safer and reducing costs through the Prevention of Healthcare-Acquired Conditions (HACs) (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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