Connecting People, ideas & Technology
A disconnected understanding of the patient and appropriate care pathway has a devastating impact on both lives and costs. Saving lives and helping to prevent more than 200,000 preventable patient deaths each year can largely be addressed by connecting the dots between current processes and procedures and proven solutions that are available today.
The Time is now
By bringing the medical technologies and IT infrastructure together with relevant information, intelligent and predictive algorithms, and decision support that facilitate process of care improvements, physicians and patients could be informed of dangerous trends, lives could be saved, and costs could be dramatically reduced. Getting to ZERO will take all of us working together – clinicians, administrators, medical technology companies, payers, government, and patients.
It is imperative that we no longer wait to lead the way for uncompromising patient care, patient safety, and patient dignity. That is what the medical technology industry is all about. However, for us to truly succeed in advancing patient safety, we must work together toward a common goal:
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An ancient brain in modern times – Part 2: Procreation, relationships & online adult content
This article explores the intriguing way our ancient brain behaves during exposure to modern-day sexual content, nudity, and stimulation.
Recapping from what we said in ‘’Part 1’’, the human brain is to a large degree unchanged in its intricate behaviour and instincts for the last 80, 0…Read More
An ancient brain in modern times – Part 1: Food
In this article we’re going to take a short peek at how our diet today, our cravings and other eating habits could be traced as far back as deep ancient times, since the early days of homo sapiens and even further back.
It is a common misconception among many that we are people of our o…Read More
Challenge 5: Sub-optimal Neonatal Oxygen Targeting
The use of unnecessary oxygen and the prolonged hospital stays add significantly to health care costs and, of course, lead to tremendous economic and emotional costs of preventable chronic conditions. Actively addressing the administration and monitoring of oxygen in newborn infants can realize s…Read More
Challenge 3: Transfusion Overuse
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is the most frequent procedure performed in U.S. hospitals, with one in ten inpatients receiving one or more units.1 RBC transfusions rates or practices are highly variable by institution, procedure, and physician.2 Evidence from observational studies sh…Read More
Challenge 4: Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report:
Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
These guidelines have been developed for practitioners who insert catheters and for persons responsible for surveillance and control of infections in hospital, outpatie…Read More
Challenge 2: Medical Errors
Medical errors, defined as a preventable adverse event or effect of care, are a leading cause of death in the United States—exceeding deaths attributable to motor vehicle accidents,1 breast cancer,2 and heart failure.3 They include inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment, a…Read More
Challenge 1: Failure to Rescue
Complications are inevitable and they are not always avoidable or the result of errors. However, when a patient dies because of a complication that was not recognized in a timely manner or treated appropriately, that death is preventable and is called “Failure to Rescue.”