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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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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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.