A Primer on Hospital Patient Safety Programs, Tools, and Resources, Part 2

A listing of guides and toolkits, as well as patient safety organizations that can help you reduce preventable patient harm.

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On December 12, we published Part 1 of this two-blog series. In that blog, we listed patient safety surveys, education and training, and patient safety websites that every healthcare executive should know about.

Today, when we provide you with guides and toolkits, as well as patient safety organizations that can help you reduce preventable patient harm.

If you need more, Datix offers powerful patient safety software. Both DatixWeb and Datix Cloud IQ are powerful toolkits for reducing medical errors. While DatixWeb is the first step in improving patient safety culture, Datix Cloud IQ represent the next step in the future of patient safety. The SaaS-based software goes beyond the simple capture and review of data, allowing organizations to go one step further and improve quality improvement processes, giving organizations a memory of what works and why.

That said, let’s get on with Part 2 of our blog.

GUIDES & TOOLKITS

PATIENT SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS

  • National Quality Forum (NQF) works to catalyze improvements in healthcare. The NQF convenes working groups to foster quality improvement in both public- and private-sectors; endorses consensus standards for performance measurement; ensures that consistent, high-quality performance information is publicly available; and seeks real time feedback to ensure measures are meaningful and accurate. National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of the profession of healthcare quality and patient safety and the individual professionals working in the field. The purpose of the NAHQ is to improve healthcare quality across all points of care.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a leading innovator, convener, partner, and driver of results in health and healthcare improvement worldwide. IHI's work is focused in five key areas: improvement capability; person- and family-centered care; patient safety; quality, cost, and value; and triple aim for populations.
  • The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
  • The Leapfrog Group is an initiative driven by organizations that buy healthcare who are working to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of healthcare for Americans.
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their healthcare providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, and the science that supports those options.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.
  • National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has a vision to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the healthcare community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and healthcare workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm.
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with nearly 6,000 members representing risk management, patient safety, insurance, law, finance and other related professions. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources and the maintenance of safe working environments. Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) is the American Hospital Association's strategic platform to accelerate performance improvement and support delivery system transformation in the nation's hospitals and health systems. HPOE synthesizes and disseminates knowledge, shares proven practices and spreads innovation to support care improvement at the local level.
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