A healthcare organization’s success revolves around its policies and procedures that encourage patient safety and accountability. And while most providers make these top priorities, many find they still have weak spots that haven’t been identified or that staff doesn’t know how to fix.
That’s where healthcare auditing steps in -- to find the gaps that are causing hospitals the most harm. Internal audits are an essential tool for measuring operational success and understanding where patient safety improvements are needed. Audits:
- Provide the framework to improve the quality of patient care in a collaborative and systematic way.
- Detect emerging trends, which enables care teams to identify risks and implement actions before they become a bigger issue.
- Identify which services are performing well and promote good practice, as well as those that require improvement.
- Hold staff accountable.
- Keep organizations prepared for any external regulatory audits.
With the proper auditing processes and the right auditing technologies in place, healthcare organizations can foster a culture of safety while improving outcomes.