How Can Risk Management and Patient Safety Software Mitigate Risk

How Can Risk Management and Patient Safety Software Mitigate Risk

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, July 13, 2020

The Covid 19 pandemic had pushed the hospitals to the brink when most of them were already operating at near or maximum capacity.

FREMONT, CA: People involved in the healthcare system shares the goal of delivering high-quality care that is free of incidents. Still, given the escalating health concerns bought by the pandemic, few processes have become inconsistent and unpredictable, the communication is fragmented, and there has been an increase in the risk for critical incidents due to insufficient data. The hospitals need to have a single system that tracks risks and patient safety data and delivers ongoing support during the pandemic. A healthcare risk management and patient safety software can help hospital leaders to identify the problem and fix it on the fly and maintain sharp lines of communication between the hospital staff, enhancing the safety culture and improving the patient experience. Here are three ways healthcare risk management and patient safety can give organizations the needed clarity.

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Healthcare providers have a distinct requirement to be able to perform analysis on a data point in their claims, risk, and patient safety systems. To see this data, organizations can utilize risk management and patient safety software to formulate and save dashboards around data point in their order. Reports can be created and run ad-hoc at the moment or scheduled to be produced and shared at a given time or with recurring frequency. This technology can also enable organizations to identify the appropriate actions to take before an adverse event occurs. By utilizing useful report dashboards, healthcare organizations can get an efficient and easy-to-understand oversight of unit-level and organization-wide performance.

Access data in one place

Patient safety managers, risk managers, and patient relations managers can make all profit from access to a single system for patient safety requirements that delivers ongoing support effectively. With robust easy-to-use analytics and reporting capabilities, risk management and patient safety software enable them to do just that and more by allowing organizations to accumulate data into one place for exploration and benchmarking against third-party data.

A rapid root cause analysis when an incident does occur

Root cause analysis is an essential means of detecting vulnerabilities and preventing the recurrence of high-severity events. The right risk management and patient safety software can allow organizations to conduct a more efficient root cause analysis, enabling individuals to integrate all the data surrounding an event into on single-system solution. This streamlines what was previously a complicated, sometimes paper-based process by integrating event data from multiple sources into one clear picture.

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