1056 - "No Brainer" Technologies to Improve Patient Safety in Your Hospital Environment

This presentation will review a number of hospital patient safety initiatives and rate them in terms of scope, implementation resource requirements, value, measurable improvement and evidence based best practice. Attendees will learn how to assess the initiatives potential outcomes in relation to their organizational environment and likelihood of successful implementation.  Strategies for funding, gaining leadership buy-in, and successful implementation will be shared. Specific topics will include:

Charles J. Still, MBA, CPPS, CPHQ formerly worked in Information Systems at Southwestern Vermont Healthcare and is the founder of the software company PatientSafeRx.com.  He was part of the team presented with the 2011 Waypaver Award for Bedside Barcoding and the MUSE 2008 REE and IEE Award.  His work has been published in the Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. His 2011 HIMSS International BPOC presentation was awarded the "best educational session of the conference" by Mr HIStalk. In 2016 Charles completed his certifications as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety and Certified Professional in Health Care Quality.

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