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patient safety webinarPlease register for Strategies to Manage Hospital Acquired Conditions Reporting in an ACA World - An IC Check-Up on Sept 9th, 2014 1:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973501898406116610

With the August 1 Final Rule announcement by CMS, it’s time we had an Infection Control check-up from our IC expert, Brian Foy.

Brian will explain recent changes to Federal rules and its impacts on everyday IC preventionists. Then, the team will outline some of the experienced and expected challenges faced by industry partners and their solutions.

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What Early CG-CAHPS Results and Data Are Telling Us

patient safety white paper What Early CG-CAHPS Results and Data Are Telling UsHealthStream, leading patient survey vendor for over 750 hospitals, has collected a large sample of CG-CAHPS survey results from physician offices over the last three years. The survey data identifies clear trends in how patients perceive the care they are receiving from their providers. Specifically, the data illustrates that how well a provider communicates in the exam room has ramifications on the patient’s overall impression of the practice.

Because national CG-CAHPS scores are trending on a tight curve like HCAHPS, providers will need to receive high marks on surveys just to reach the average at the 50th percentile, nationally. It’s time for all providers to develop a patient experience strategy.

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Healthcare Team Training (HTT) – a global provider of services focused on improving patient safety, satisfaction and quality – and Datix – a leading supplier of patient safety software solutions – have announced their collaboration to use enterprise event reporting and risk management systems to improve quality and enhance operational efficiency.

Healthcare Team Training (HTT) – a global provider of services focused on improving patient safety, satisfaction and quality – and Datix – a leading supplier of patient safety software solutions – have announced their collaboration to use enterprise event reporting and risk management systems to improve quality and enhance operational efficiency.

Datix offers patient safety software for healthcare risk management, incident reporting and adverse event reporting. The Datix application is highly configurable and provides sophisticated trend analysis and metric-driven dashboards. HTT is known worldwide for its expertise and proven results in delivering and implementing team-based patient safety solutions.

The collaboration between Datix and HTT leverages the successful Datix event reporting software with proven HTT patient safety focused implementation methods for improving usability, team performance and, ultimately, patient safety culture.

“We are excited to add the Datix software suite to our healthcare improvement services in the US market,” stated HTT Chief Executive Officer Stephen Powell. “Datix is a superior software solution that is needed in U.S. hospitals to reduce patient harm, drive continuous improvement and support a proactive safety culture. Our human-centric approach to implementation will maximize software utilization and productivity from day one.”

HTT and Datix’s powerful combination of products and services will provide innovative systems and solutions for reporting, analyzing, managing and mitigating adverse events that lead to patient harm. This flexible, simple-to-use system collects and converts independent patient safety, quality care, and patient feedback data into real-time information that improves decision-making and prioritizes improvement resources while encouraging team collaboration and coordination.

About Healthcare Team Training (HTT)
HTT is a global provider of team-based learning, training and consulting aimed at improving patient safety, quality, the patient experience and staff satisfaction. Our solutions-based learning creates high reliability teams able to achieve adaptable, flexible and sustainable change. Our foundational methods and processes are built upon our extensive experience with over 200 organizations worldwide in the civilian and government healthcare sectors. HTT is headquartered in Fayetteville, Georgia.

About Datix
Datix has been a pioneer in the field of patient safety since 1986 and is a leading supplier of software for patient safety, risk management, incident and adverse event reporting. Datix aims to help healthcare organizations build a culture and practice that drives excellence in patient safety. Its customers include health systems, public and private hospitals, government agencies, primary care, and other healthcare providers.  Internationally, the Datix client base is growing rapidly with large scale deployments in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.  Within the UK, this includes more than 70% of the National Health Service. Datix has offices in Chicago.


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