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Developing an Effective Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Developing an effective root cause analysis (RCA) is key for healthcare organizations to identify factors that contribute to adverse events so that measures can be put in place to improve patient safety and reduce costs associated with risk. 

Inside, you'll gain insight on 7 types of tools for root cause analysis, how to maximize root cause analysis with standard processes, and what steps to take after a root cause analysis.

 

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Selecting the Right Incident Reporting System for Your Organization

Implementing an incident reporting system can significantly improve patient
outcomes, enhance operational efficiencies, and promote organizational growth. It’s important to choose the right solution to fit your organization’s unique needs.

In this whitepaper, learn key factors to consider when selecting an incident reporting system for your organization. 

 

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10 Elements of a Just Patient Safety Culture

Effective Patient Safety programs can improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Developing an effective patient safety program starts with establishing a just culture of patient safety, and it is every healthcare professional’s responsibility.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn about 10 elements of a just patient safety culture, and how to build that culture within your organization.  

 

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What to Look for in a Safety Checklist

Checklists are one of the most effective tools that healthcare teams can use to ensure consistency and reduce the risk of adverse events.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn why safety rounding is important, what questions a safety checklist should ask, what factors to look for in a safety checklist tool, and the benefits of automated checklists for standardizing safety rounding across an organization. 

 

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10 Ways to Prevent Patient Falls

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately
700,000 to 1,000,000 people fall in United States hospitals every day. In addition, an estimated $50 billion per year is spent on medical care related to falls. Quality improvement programs can drastically reduce patient fall risk.

In this whitepaper, learn 10 key strategies to prevent patient falls and improve outcomes across your healthcare organization.

 

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What Can We Learn from the Aviation Industry?

Safety in aviation has often been compared to safety in healthcare. This is the result of significant achievements in the field of aviation as it pertains to both safety and quality improvement.

In this whitepaper, you'll gain insights on best practices and key safety lessons that healthcare organizations can learn from the aviation industry to reduce incidents and get closer to zero harm.

 

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Enterprise Risk Management: A Collaborative Approach

While Risk Managers lead proactive efforts to promote zero harm in their organizations, the most effective outcomes occur when risk prevention, reporting, remediation, and learning is an organizational initiative – not just one department or team.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn tactics for risk prevention and remediation, how to build a just culture, and how to take a collaborative approach to risk management. 

 

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Streamlining the Incident Management Process

With a growing number of patients admitted to healthcare facilities every year, many risk managers face competing priorities. As more tasks demand attention from risk managers, it can become difficult to focus on what really matters – reducing patient harm.

In this whitepaper, learn how an incident management system can help your organization improve outcomes, as well as key features to be aware of when looking for an incident management system.

 

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Environment of Care Rounding Checklist

Protecting patients from harm involves more than safe treatments and procedures. Organizations must also consider where patients receive care, and minimize risks associated with the physical environment.

In this whitepaper, learn how to conduct effective environment of care rounding with a checklist that keeps patients safe.

 

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The Benefits of Streamlining Internal Audits

Auditing equips an organization with the necessary data to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of safety initiatives. 

In this whitepaper, you'll learn common challenges and benefits of the auditing process, as well as how streamlining internal audits can reduce safety risks and improve outcomes across an organization.

 

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Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Common Formats

Joining a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) can help healthcare organizations improve patient safety outcomes and increase quality of care.

In this whitepaper, you'll gain insights on what a PSO is, how to join, the benefits of working with a PSO, and the things you need to know about AHRQ's Common Format templates to reduce incidents and cultivate a culture of safety across your organization.

 

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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. 

In this whitepaper, learn how to conduct effective safety huddles that improve patient outcomes and improve the efficiency of communication across your organization. 

 

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Effective Strategies for Improving and Monitoring Employee Health

Developing effective strategies for improving and monitoring employee health is key for healthcare organizations to track employee health across departments and reduce costs. 

In this whitepaper, you'll learn 4 ways to improve and monitor employee health within your organization (and save over $100,000 annually). 

 

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How to Take a Data Informed Approach Towards Infection Control 

Data lies at the core of healthcare operations – but how that data is used is often more
important than the data itself. With the rise of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in recent years, we are now in critical need of a data-informed approach towards infection
prevention and control. 

In this whitepaper, you'll learn how to take a data-informed approach towards infection control to drive transformation within your organization.  

 

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The Benefits of Implementing & Automating Checklists in Healthcare

Find out how your healthcare organization can optimize your use of checklists to improve outcomes across a variety of departments.

Inside, you'll gain insight on ty
pes of checklists, how to write an optimized checklist to improve outcomes, and the benefits of checklists in healthcare.

 

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Building an Infection Control Plan for Nursing Homes

Over 1.3 million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes each year. Like patients in acute care facilities, nursing home residents are at risk for
acquiring healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which can cause discomfort
and pain for residents and can have significant adverse consequences.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn how to create an infection control plan to keep patients and staff safe within a nursing home environment.

 

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Improving the Patient Feedback Process

Patient feedback plays an integral role in healthcare organization’s quality
improvement efforts. In the U.S., it is estimated that the loss of a patient due to
dissatisfaction can result in the average loss of over $200,000 in income
over the lifetime of the practice.

In this whitepaper, learn how to build a comprehensive patient feedback process that fosters learning improvements to maintain high quality outcomes. 

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5 Steps to Improve Patient Experience

In the United States, over 35 million patients stay in hospitals every year. For
physicians and hospital staff who see hundreds of patients each day, it can be
easy to lose sight of individual experiences. However, for each of those
patients, their healthcare journeys are unique and deeply personal.


In this whitepaper, you'll learn 5 innovative ways to improve patient experience and increase quality of care. 

 

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How Low-Code Solutions Drive Digital Transformation in Quality and Patient Safety

Digital transformations in healthcare rely on data-driven technology to improve patient
outcomes. Low code solutions give healthcare organizations the opportunity to create custom apps, improving workflow efficiency and patient experience without devoting significant time and resources to the development process.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn how a low code solution can drive transformation in quality and patient safety. 

 

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Calculate the Cost of Patient Safety & Infection Control Events at Your Facility

Calculate the cost of patient safety and infection control events such as falls, medication errors, and pressure ulcers to determine the ROI on investing in a patient safety and infection control solution.

 

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Calculate the Cost of Events at Your Facility

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

While HACs can cause both patient harm and substantial financial burden to an organization, many HACs are preventable with the implementation of a patient safety and clinical quality technology that strengthens care delivery and drives quality outcomes.

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How to Develop an Effective Falls Prevention Program

Falls prevention is a crucial part of improving patient safety within your healthcare organization. How can healthcare organizations develop effective falls prevention programs?

Inside, you'll gain insight on the basic components of a successful falls prevention program, cost-avoidance opportunities, and outcomes associated with effective falls prevention programs.

 

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Case Study: How a Federally Qualified Health Center Manages Employee Health

In addition to monitoring the health and safety of patients, healthcare organizations are also responsible for monitoring the health and safety of their many employees. Increasingly, organizations are turning to software solutions to effectively manage the employee health process.

In this case study, learn how one healthcare organization proactively improved upon their employee health process by implementing tools for vaccine tracking, data visualization, and more.

 

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Case Study: How a Hospice, Palliative Care, and Home Health Facility Protects Patients & Employees During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed infection control practices
and how care is delivered in healthcare settings – particularly within vulnerable
patient populations such as home health, hospice, and palliative care.

In this case study, learn how one healthcare organization proactively assessed the health and safety of their employees with a software solution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Case Study: How a Behavioral Health Facility Improved Patient Safety Outcomes

Comprehensive incident reporting systems are a valuable tool for healthcare organizations to improve patient outcomes. However, these systems can be challenging to implement.

A statewide behavioral health facility came to Performance Health Partners looking for a solution to replace their outdated incident and event reporting system. Learn how they improved their safety outcomes with a new incident reporting solution in this case study.

 

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