LiveData is leveraging software and data to deliver high-quality patient care
Patient flow and care management within the perioperative environment is a precise juggling act for every surgical case – people, places, and things. One ball dropped can lead to cascading delays, staff overtime, or even mistakes that impair the outcomes. Layering an automated workflow process onto surgical patient care reduces variability and standardizes care quality by enabling coordinated teams and workflow predictability.
Communication and technology working together to reduce Never Events
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Quality’s Forum list of Never Events consists of 29 events grouped into 6 categories: surgical, product or device, patient protection, care management, environmental, radiologic, and criminal. Among the most common Never Events are unintended retention of a foreign body; wrong-patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedure; fall; operative/postoperative complication; and medication error.
Paige Patterson, RN, BSN, House Supervisor at University of Colorado Health (UCH), says what she and her clinical colleagues really want when they go to work is “a reliable, positive patient and caregiver experience.”
That’s probably the primary goal of practically every other clinician working in a healthcare facility as well — but reaching that goal can be a lot harder than it sounds, especially for those working in the surgical suite, where rarely is anything static or predictable.