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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To make sure you’re on the safe side, always buy supplements with natural ingredients or in other words – bioproducts. An example of this is the Редуслим food supplement, which prides itself on its bio ingredients and zero artificial compounds. Among their many benefits, food supplements help for reducing weight and help you get in shape.Read More
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, 000 years, way before the days of agriculture,Read More
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 own time.Read More
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 significant improvement in quality and safety of healthcare as well as cost savings.Read More
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 shows RBC transfusions can increase mortality by 69% and morbidity by 88%, while restrictive transfusion practices have been proven safe in multiple randomized controlled trials.3,4
Blood transfusions are costly – between $522 and $1,183 per unit – not accounting for morbidity costs.5 Many transfusions are unnecessary – a systematic review of 494 studies show that 59% are “inappropriate.”6 There is a growing recognition of the need to implement strategies to reduce transfusions by groups such as The Joint Commission and the American Medical Association,Read More
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, outpatient, and home health-care settings. These guidelines also identify performance indicators that can be used locally by health-care institutions or organizations to monitor their success in implementing these evidence-based recommendations.Read More
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, as well as when an appropriate method of care is executed incorrectly.4 Human error has been implicated in nearly 80 percent of adverse events that occur in complex healthcare systems.Read More
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.”
The eighth annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study looked at patient safety indicators for 40 million hospitalized patients.Read More