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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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Improving Behavioral Healthcare with Patient Safety Technology

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 HAI’s Through Reporting Systems

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

Health economists at the CDC estimate that the annual costs of HAIs in the United States are between $28 billion- $45 billion per year. (1)

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3 Tips for Implementing an Electronic Peer Review Process

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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How to Center Patient Safety Programs Around a Just Culture

Sustainable improvements in patient outcomes are achieved when organizations adopt a patient safety culture that is pervasive in all of their interactions with patients and their families. (1) A 5-year Ascension study published in Modern Healthcare found that implementing patient safety programs resulted in (2):

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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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5 Types of Quality and Compliance Solutions for Ambulance Services

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The Impact of Patient Safety and Quality of Care Programs

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

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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