The Easiest Way to Improve Rankings While Improving Patient Care
Healthcare provider groups and networks are mandated to develop methods to improve outcomes and patient experience.* The best ways to do this are frequently the simplest or most straight forward and often low cost. For example, hand washing has significant impact on reducing spread of infection in clinic and hospital.
Summary IOM Health IT Safety*
Recommendations to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Publish a health IT safety action and surveillance plan.
- Working with vendors, ensure free exchange of information about health IT safety experiences and issues; not prohibit sharing of such information, including details.
- Make comparative user experiences across vendors publicly available.
- Fund a new Health IT Safety Council to evaluate criteria for assessing and monitoring the safe use of health IT and the use of health IT to enhance safety.
- All health IT vendors should be required to publicly register and list their products with the ONC.
- Specify the quality and risk management process requirements that health IT vendors must adopt; focus on human factors, safety culture, and usability.
- Establish a mechanism for both vendors and users to report health IT-related deaths, serious injuries, or unsafe conditions.
- Recommend that Congress establish an independent Federal entity for investigating health IT safety events.
- Monitor and publicly report on the progress of health IT safety annually. Direct FDA to begin developing the necessary framework for health IT safety-related regulation.
- In collaboration with other research groups, support cross-disciplinary research toward the use of health IT as part of a learning health care system.
SafeTherapeutics provides a low cost product and simple implementation that must be part of the effort to address safety and improve outcomes by reducing drug induced side effects.
How much money do your healthcare providers spend on working up illnesses that are due to unidentified adverse effects of over the counter and prescribed drugs?
How much money is spent by your healthcare providers on therapies to treat illnesses that are due to unidentified adverse effects of over the counter and prescribed drugs?
How much money is spent on hospitalizations for illnesses that are due to unidentified adverse effects of over the counter and prescribed drugs?
What is the impact of these preventable complications on your network reputation and ranking?
How can you reduce these negative events, improve patient outcome and show the patients your healthcare providers care and are thoughtful, while improving the standing of your healthcare system?
Credentialing of healthcare providers require reporting of CME activity which in most cases involves attending conferences and lectures. But, the best teachers of postgraduate professionals, all know that teaching is most effective when associated with “specific cases” or patient problems and when reinforced. The SafeTherapeutics tool will accomplish both. Providers will shift their thinking, considering drug induced disorders regularly in the differential for patient problems, as the power of quality evidence is shown to them for each patient investigated.
Most solutions to improve safety involve a steep learning curve and further reduction in the already reduced efficiency of clinicians. The SafeTherapeutics product use is intuitive and involves minimal learning except to realize the importance of identifying evidence that is of the highest quality and most dependable. The SafeTherapeutics product delivers interpretable and actionable results within seconds of initiating the search so efficiency in the clinic is never compromised.
Agencies, like Global Healthcare Without Harm, list 8 program goals to accomplish their Mission: Transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.
The World Health Organization lists many more topics to support its Mission: The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In support of its main objective, the Organization has a wide range of functions, including the following: To act as the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health work; To promote technical co-operation;
To assist Governments, upon request, in strengthening health services;
To furnish appropriate technical assistance and, in emergencies, necessary aid, upon the request or acceptance of Governments;
To stimulate and advance work on the prevention and control of epidemic, endemic and other diseases;
To promote, in co-operation with other specialized agencies where necessary, the improvement of nutrition, housing, sanitation, recreation, economic or working conditions and other aspects of environmental hygiene;
To promote and co-ordinate biomedical and health services research;
To promote improved standards of teaching and training in the health, medical and related professions;
To establish and stimulate the establishment of international standards for biological, pharmaceutical and similar products, and to standardize diagnostic procedures;
To foster activities in the field of mental health, especially those activities affecting the harmony of human relations.
WHO also proposes conventions, agreements, regulations and makes recommendations about international nomenclature of diseases, causes of death and public health practices. It develops, establishes and promotes international standards concerning foods and biological, pharmaceutical and similar substances.
But both and other organizations have not identified reduction of iatrogenic disorders, losing an inexpensive readily addressable problem.