whitePaper | August 14, 2018
Today, researchers estimate that one in three hospitalized patients experience preventable harm and over 400,000 individuals per year die from these injuries. There is a gap in healthcare safety culture and the way health systems uses data (or think they use data) to understand patient harm and what to do about it. Much of the data collection is manual and not integrated with financial, operational, and other data, resulting in a fragmented approach to safety analytics that’s not actionable or predictive. Scores are recorded, and boxes are checked, but the real work to make patients safer—closing the loop between information and action—is incomplete.