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Developing an Effective Root Cause Analysis in Healthcare

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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Why Checklists in Healthcare Are Important

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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Measuring the Impact of Patient Safety Events

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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The Evolution of Patient Safety and Quality of Care

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

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How to Prevent Patient Falls in 10 Steps

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]

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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The Benefits of Streamlining Internal Audits

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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Proactive Infection Prevention in Healthcare

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?

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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