Eradicating accidental patient deaths is a tall mountain to climb. But even the tallest of mountains can be overcome with data collection, analysis and purposeful execution. In pursuit of that goal, this briefing shares some insights from the data collection which we recently obtained about how CNOs and CMOs address patient safety.We acquired input through several methodologies. First, we conducted on-site interviews with CMOs and CNOs at several of the nation's leading healthcare institutions. Importantly, we have relationships with 80 percent of the top U.S. academic centers. Next, we gathered data via an online survey sent by third party researcher REACTION Data to over 1000 clinical leaders. Finally, Excel leadership, including CMO Mark Koppel, MD, and CSO Mary Baum, conducted extensive research.
Published: May 11, 2018 in The Atlantic
By Rena Xu, M.D.
During a recent evening on call in the hospital, I was asked to see an elderly woman with a failing kidney. She’d come in feeling weak and short of breath and had been admitted to the cardiology service because it seemed her heart wasn’t working right ...
The goal of our briefing papers is to share our ongoing findings related to predictive patient surveillance and safety. Case studies, innovative solutions, and impactful publications will all be included.
Our responsibility is to keep patients safe, heal them and send them home to a productive life. 750,000 patients die each year in US hospitals, 12-15% of which die due to undetected and improperly communicated clinical deterioration. That means we lose 112,500 of our family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors every year due to this issue. This does not include the non-death sentinel events that cause long-term harm.