Patient Safety Awareness Week: We are celebrating you

During this Patient Safety Awareness Week, we would like to thank you for all you do throughout the year in service of those you are dedicated to protect. Thank you for allowing Vizient to be your partner in keeping patients safe.

Our resources provide insights from our experts on keeping patients safe every day.

Effectively coordinated care saves lives

Strong health care teams know how important it is to ensure safety and reliability in all areas of operation. That’s why they focus on improving patient safety by adhering to accreditation standards, working to prevent infections and other complications of care, putting checks in place to prevent mistakes and ensuring strong lines of communication between hospital staff, patients and families. When organizations work with patients, families and other providers to effectively and reliably coordinate care delivery, the result is improved quality, greater safety and a better experience for all involved.

1 McDowell SE, Mt-Isa S, Ashby D, Ferner RE. Where errors occur in the preparation and administration of intravenous medicines: a systematic review and Bayesian analysis. 
Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(4):341-345. doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.029785.

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The overall probability of making at least one error in intravenous therapy1

How BJC Healthcare's Medical Team is Treating Opioid Use Disorder through Patient Treatment Plans

BJC Healthcare, a member of the Vizient Opioid Stewardship Collaborative, shares how they are effectively treating patients with opioid use disorders through care coordination which includes physicians, pharmacists, nurses, recovery coaches as well as community resources.

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From Green to Checkered: Winning the Race with Team-Based Care

Team-based care is the best and most efficient way to deliver quality care to patients. Doctors, nurses and other health care providers working outside their scope or not at the top of their license causes inefficiencies at best and errors at its worst.

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Every patient deserves to receive the right care, at the right time, by the right person.

Colleen Oldham, MSN, RN, FACHESenior Director, TCPI Advisory Services

Collaboration to optimize care delivery

Together with your peers, you can achieve performance improvement faster, leading to a greater return on your time, the development of best practices, and insights that can only be gained through collaboration.

Our Vizient Member Networks and Performance Management programs enable our members to optimize care delivery through offerings designed by experts.

Unintentional but preventable harm

The health care delivery environment is complex, fast paced and high risk. Even though the basic premise is “first do no harm,” unintentional complications do occur. At different points along the care continuum, communication and information transfer among the patient care team, the patient, and the family or caregiver can break down.

 

 

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