A Specimen Error is any defect that occurs during the entire testing process, from ordering tests to reporting results, and in any way influences the quality/safety of[...]
Inter-rater reliability (IRR) is the process by which we determine how reliable a Core Measures or Registry abstractor's data entry is. It[...]
A Good Catch campaign is an incentive-based program that fosters a growing culture of safety by encouraging the recognition and reporting of risk before[...]
A key indicator in the emergence of a strong reporting culture is the move away from a paper or homegrown event reporting tool to a more robust electronic system that supports real-time reporting,[...]
A Near Miss or Good Catch is a patient safety event that did not reach the patient while an incident is an event that reached the patient, regardless of harm. [...]
Patient Safety Event Reporting, also commonly referred to as incident reporting or occurrence reporting, is the system and process in which frontline staff[...]
The Joint Commission has announced revisions to its National Patient Safety Goal for anticoagulant therapy on eight elements of performance, according to Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.
Many hospitals leading in healthcare quality have begun outsourcing data abstraction of Registries and Core Measures. But why? What are the benefits of outsourcing data abstraction when your facility[...]
Following on the heels of the successful statewide Good Catch Campaign in 2017, American Data Network Patient Safety Organization (ADNPSO) is launching a year-long specimen event study across 15[...]
Last March, American Data Network PSO celebrated the achievements made by the Arkansas hospitals that participated in ADNPSO’s 2017 Good Catch campaign. The pioneering organizations who participated[...]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis, which is often difficult to diagnose, is a medical emergency in which a quick response is critical. With mortality rates greater[...]
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