High reliability organizations are organizations that operate in complex, high-hazard environments for extended periods without serious accidents or[...]
Many quality and patient safety leaders have multiple responsibilities within their departments. Wearing so many hats is a monumental challenge, but one that is made a bit easier by having the[...]
Falls are a potentially catastrophic complication of inpatient care and a big piece of evaluating patient safety. Medical studies have found that falls occur at a rate of 3 - 5 per 1,000 bed-days.[...]
As the tides continue to roll toward value-based care, evaluating quality metrics is more important than ever. In fact, many leaders in quality and patient safety are beginning to demonstrate that[...]
Inter-rater reliability (IRR) is the process by which we determine how reliable a Core Measures or Registry abstractor's data entry is.[...]
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[...]
The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety recently released a free resource designed to improve health IT safety. The Health IT Safe Practices: Toolkit for the Safe Use of Copy and Paste[...]
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