Achieving patient safety goals
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t force healthcare’s problems into existence, but it did build on years of burnout, exhaustion, and the near-breaking point of hospital workers. As health systems reckon with this changing environment, they’re confronting existing problems, like hospital infections and drug adherence, alongside new challenges such as an escalating opioid crisis, the long-term impacts of COVID, and a fragile and reshaping workforce.
Additional factors are adding to the challenge. Rampant misinformation is jeopardizing patient adherence while opioid and other drug concerns point to societal hurdles that further drive risk and impact patient outcomes. And all the while, the very thing that could bridge these barriers — patient data — gets siloed and lost amid unstructured notes and information, preventing clinicians from accessing the full picture of a person’s medical history.
In this evolving era of patient safety challenges coming from within and outside the care ecosystem, quality improvement initiatives are key for hospitals and health systems to achieve value-based care goals. With tools to standardize processes, provide better insights, and empower time-strapped clinicians, pharmacists, and staff, our expert solutions aim to help reduce these barriers so that patients can safely and equitably receive the best care everywhere.