With preventable patient harm associated with over 400,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, improving safety is a top priority for healthcare organizations. To reduce risks for hospitalized patients, health systems are using patient safety analytics and trigger-based surveillance tools to better understand and recognize the types of harm occurring at their facilities and intervene as early as possible. Six examples of analytics-driven patient safety success cover improvement in the following areas:
- Wrong-patient order errors.
- Blood management.
- Clostridioides difficile (C. diff).
- Opioid dependence.
- Event reporting.