Remedying Safety Incidents by Promoting Staff Cooperation

Cooperation among staff helps ensure that personal feelings and seniority do not impede on any efforts made toward improving patient care.

Remedying Safety Incidents By Promoting Staff Cooperation

At every level, healthcare is a cooperative undertaking. It requires the expertise of men and women working together at their shared goal of improving the health and well-being of the patients they care for.

When cooperation falters – when information is withheld or certain healthcare providers regard themselves as contributing more to the success of an organization’s efforts than their colleagues – healthcare suffers. And, when healthcare suffers, mistakes are made that jeopardize the lives of patients and minimize the efficacy of providers.

As healthcare continues to become more complex and inundated with an ever-growing influx of men, women, and children seeking medical attention, healthcare providers will have to discover increasingly effective means through which to provide their services. Unsurprisingly, these means tend to lean in favor of web-based solutions and technologies that are compatible with our modern age. For these reasons, Datix has developed a group of user-friendly systems and modules designed to improve performance, recognize and remedy important issues, and encourage staff cooperation and workplace cohesion.

Datix works directly with its clients to establish personalized patient safety systems and train staff on the ins-and-outs of their programs. The basic foundation of all Datix systems is complete cohesion, ensuring that information can be quickly, easily, and thoroughly shared throughout healthcare organizations. This way, any staff member with access to a computer or portable device has access to data pertinent to the success of their daily tasks.

It’s All About Cooperation

Cooperation among staff helps ensure that personal feelings and seniority do not impede on any efforts made toward improving patient care. By fostering this sort of environment within a hospital, private care facility, or other healthcare setting, organizations can greatly reduce their rates of adverse events from occurring while simultaneously improving their abilities to handle the events that do occur.

In addition to improving workflow, Datix systems also encourage overall workplace morale and patient satisfaction. Mistakes in healthcare not only negatively affect patients, but also have a tremendous impact on the mindset of the healthcare providers involved. Often, when mistakes occur, staff members become distanced from one another. They deny responsibility, blame others, and lose trust for their fellow providers. By always placing the focus on improving processes, however, Datix systems help staff remain concentrated on what is important, instead of becoming caught in petty arguments and disagreements that threaten to block progress.

Datix is dedicated to providing its clients with the tools necessary to handle the demands of the modern healthcare community while avoiding common barriers along the way.

The Patient Safety Collective

A collection of thoughts from a network of experienced healthcare professionals and safety advocates

13 September 2017