“Meaningful use” is “using certified technology in EHR implementation to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities; engage patients and families; improve care coordination; and maintain privacy and security of patient health information” (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2013). The federal government has encouraged EHR use in hopes that it will significantly improve patient care. There is the intent that electronic health records will allow any provider access to important patient health information no matter where the patient is, while “creating a comprehensive national electronic health information network that leads to a reduction in the duplication of tests, an improvement in the cost-effectiveness of interventions, and the ability to compile a comprehensive patient history” (McBride, Delaney, Tietze, 2012). While the implementation of EHR’s has good intent, an important question is, “How are the implementation of EHRs having an effect on emergency nursing and patient care?” Benefits of EHR Use in the Emergency Department Nurses are... ... middle of paper ... ...ers to consider long-term benefits. (2012).
This is usually complemented by other strategies meant for enhancing organizational knowledge to improve efficiency and overall productivity. Some hospitals provide further training to their health care personnel to ensure that they efficiently incorpor... ... middle of paper ... ...nurses: How to prevent harmful events and promote patient safety. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Co. Snell, S., & Bohlander, G. W. (2013). Managing human resources.
The data from putting the two together is used to improve the care provided in the hospital. The second principle was to focus on the patient and his or her needs (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011). This is very important for patient safety because if the improvement the organization is making does not benefit the patient and fulfill their needs then there are multiple risk factors for medical mistakes. The improvement should include patient access, care that is given to the patient should be evidence-based, patient safety, encourage patient participation, and patient involved communication. The third principle was team effort.
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(XX) One of the most important and highly touted Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals is to improve communication across the healthcare continuum. (JC .com) Additionally, the organization’s patient occurrences were reviewed through root cause analysis and the source is often linked to a failure to effectively communicate and role confusion. Well defined roles within the team model can help improve communication, including mitigating variables such as distractions, individual emphasis on the wrong information, and a breakdown in communication. (XXX) Implementation of a formal teamwork program is one way to systematically approach risk reduction within an organization. (Botwinick, L., Bisognano, M., & Harden, C., 2006) (Leonard, M., Frankel, A., Federico, F., Frush, K., & Haraden, C., 2013) Introduction Healthcare is focused on safety and quality outcomes, with a new emphasis on financial sanctions if positive outcomes are not achieved.
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However the leaders show their obligation to quality and safety, and set capacities for their employees to perform a committed and critical role in assuring patient safety. The patient safety program in hospital setting is intended to reduce medical errors and hazardous conditions by assuring an environment that inspires error identification, reporting and prevention through education, system enhancement for any adverse occasions such that information about sentinel events that frequently occurs in health care are built in the system progressively for risk reduction. Through education component, proper and effective orientation and training that emphasizes clinical and non-clinical aspects of patient safety, including an inte... ... middle of paper ... ...occurrences including sentinel events, near misses and serious occurrences; Detail of program activities that the high-risk process components; Results of the high-risk or error-prone processes selected for ongoing measurement and analysis; results of input from patients and families participation in improving patient safety is obtained; report medical/health care errors description of education and training programs that are maintaining and improving employee proficiency and supporting approach to patient care (Ihi.org,2011). Conclusion Patient safety is the basis of quality health care in the hospital. Works applied to patient safety and practices that have not prevented hazard have focused on negative outcomes of care, such as mortality and morbidity.
The Purpose of this guideline is to ensure that the patients are been properly identified and that they are receiving the right treatments and medications (The Joint Commission, 2012). • Using Medications Safely Reduce Harms associated with Anticoagulant Therapy: This goal e... ... middle of paper ... ...m, and taking these basic precautions will take health care to the next level. References Jones, D., & Whitaker, T. (2011). Preventing falls in older people: assessment and interventions. Nursing Standard, 25(52), 50-55.
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