Patient Safety Experts Highlight Key Concerns for 2016

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 17, 2016

For many healthcare facilities, a new year means new goals. As we say goodbye to 2015, patient safety experts from around the country share their focus areas for the coming year.

Improving EHR systems

After spending the last several years implementing, launching, and optimizing a system-wide electronic medical record (EMR) system, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is looking to leverage EMRs to transform care delivery, according to Mary Voutt-Goos, director of patient safety and clinical care design at HFHS in Detroit. In 2016, the five-hospital system is planning to transition its award-winning "No Harm Campaign," in place since 2008, to "Harm 2.0," which will offer real-time harm measurement and predictive analytics to identify patient risk.

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