Expediting Problem Solving for Adverse Events

When healthcare organizations rely too heavily on antiquated filing systems or outdated modes of communication, processes become sluggish and muddied.

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When dealing with healthcare organizations – no matter their scope or size – every second that can be used toward the treatment of patients, and not toward the performance of secondary efforts, is critical for maintaining health and safety.

When adverse events do inevitably occur, it is up to staff and organizational leaders to do everything in their power to minimize the amount of time allocated to remedying these events.

Understanding the Demands of the Modern Healthcare Industry

Populations have long been on the rise, and the number of patients living with severe illnesses and chronic conditions is sure to increase for the foreseeable future. To try to conquer the demands of a growing population may be a herculean endeavor, but investing in tools and modules designed to mitigate human error and confusion can go a long way in reversing the tide of adverse health events.

Healthcare organizations range in size and complexity, from small private practices to large, multi-function facilities with hundreds or thousands of employees. But no matter how nuanced or specified an organization is, there are methods that can be enacted to reduce the likelihood of adverse events, as well as expedite the solution of those that do surface.

To do this, it is important to first recognize the common causes of medical errors and oversights – which mainly come as the result of poor organization and a lack of cohesion among organizational staff.

Using Web-Based Forms and Patient Safety Modules to Reduce Risk

When healthcare organizations rely too heavily on antiquated filing systems or outdated modes of communication, processes become sluggish and muddied. For staff, this is especially difficult, as one’s own role within their healthcare system can become ambiguous under these circumstances, leading to miscommunication and loss in productivity.

By using methods for increasing communication and clarity, such as web-based forms that can easily be shared, edited, and accessed throughout entire healthcare networks, organizations can drastically minimize the amount of time wasted on unnecessary and otherwise avoidable tasks.

This also helps reduce risk, as adverse events offer occur because of miscommunication among staff.

Introducing Datix Toolkits

From capturing information to recognizing solutions, Datix Toolkits use a five-step, cyclical process to analyze and remedy adverse events in the healthcare arena. By weaving additional elements throughout this process, such as risk manager, mortality review, and patient feedback, healthcare organizations can gain further insights into their processes, including where their efforts can be better focused.

Healthcare is a complex field that requires countless moving parts to operate successfully. By eliminating the need for focusing on unnecessary tasks and improving methods for treating patients, organizations can profoundly enhance the health and well-being of the patients they support.