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Integrating Risk Management & Patient Safety 

  • Understand The Venn Diagram For Risk Management And Patient Safety
  • Using Procedure Volumes To Leverage Better Outcomes
  • Weighing Non-Reimbursed Costs And How They Correlate With Patient Safety

Although hospitals are always striving to improve patient safety, they have come under new pressures in recent years to better their performance. Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began penalizing hospitals for unnecessary readmissions and weighing patient satisfaction scores, it has become imperative for inpatient providers to look at patient safety not as a compartmentalized function, but as a holistic mission involving all facets of hospital management.

As the nation’s fastest-growing healthcare accrediting organization, DNV GL Healthcare emphasizes continuous quality improvement. It is always assisting its more than 500 hospital clients in improving patient safety and outcomes. One of the ways to accomplish that is to integrate risk management with patient safety. That may mean weighing the unreimbursed costs of properly sterilizing duodenoscopes versus avoiding infections that may cost more down the line to treat in terms of both money and goodwill. Successfully navigating such decisions can not only make the hospital setting safer, but will also improve the bottom line.

Learning Objectives

 After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Determine how to balance patient safety costs with preferred outcomes
  • Perform more incisive risk analysis on peripheral tasks such as instrument storage and care
  • Perform more incisive risk analysis on major capital projects and how they are planned and constructed
  • Obtain critical management and staff-buy in for conducting more in-depth risk analyses
  • Improve their holistic view of quality performance measures and how they may be tweaked

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Presentation Materials for December 10, 2019 Webinar

Integrating Risk Management & Patient Safety Presentation Materials

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