How Providence Reduced Sepsis Deaths 3 Years in a Row

The health system has more than doubled use of a standardized order set for sepsis patients. The primary elements are blood work and tests used to diagnose sepsis, administration of antibiotics, intravenous fluid resuscitation, and management of hypotension. Providence now uses the order set for 76% of patients presenting with sepsis and hopes to raise that rate to 80%.

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UC Davis Health Calls on the Geek Squad to Support Its New RPM Program

The Sacramento-based health system has signed a deal with the retail giant’s care-at-home business, Current Health, to supply RPM equipment, including digital blood pressure cuffs and scales, and a monitoring platform to selected patients. All data collected from that platform is then integrated into the health system’s EHR platform and accessed by the UC Davis Health Connected Care Center.

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Health Care Risk Management Week Resources from PSQH

As Health Care Risk Management Week wraps up, we want to call attention to the important work done by professionals as they identify potential risks and respond to adverse outcomes. Thanks to our partners Collette Health, Origami Risk, and SAI360 this week for their support.

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Integrated Risk Management: The Case for a Single Platform

By Bill Schwacke   For healthcare risk management leaders, data is a key factor in supporting systematic decisions. From patient & employee safety, quality metrics to claims reporting and workers’ compensation cases, the data you collect and analyze drives your entire risk mitigation strategy. However, that data is often siloed across multiple systems, making it … Continued

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Have a Plan to Prevent Patient Falls

By Collette Health   Patient falls continue to be a major problem for health organizations. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) estimates that each year between 700,000 and 1 million people in the U.S. fall in hospitals. These falls can result in fractures, lacerations, or internal bleeding, which can lead to further healthcare … Continued

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