Patient Safety Monitor™: SurveillanceProactive trigger-based analytics that alert you when all-cause harm conditions are present, so you can prevent patient safety events from occurring
|Type:||Software Application||Status:||Generally Available||Revised:||2018-Jul-26|
Patient Safety Monitor™: Surveillance Module is a secure, cloud-based software module that monitors incoming patient data from multiple sources in near real-time. Based on domain-specific triggers, this automated all-cause harm surveillance tool, continually surveils data and focuses clinical attention on patients experiencing an adverse event or exposure to conditions that can lead to injury.
Patient Safety Monitor™: Surveillance Module dashboard showing categorized and ranked adverse events for a selected facility.
Background & Problem Summary
- Patient harm is happening nationwide far beyond the numbers officially reported. Traditional safety reports rely on retrospective methods after harm has happened. Investigators devote manual efforts to searching for and collecting data, and then writing reports. It is estimated that less than 5 percent of adverse events ever get reported, making it difficult, if not impossible, to intervene in the events leading to harm. Additionally, current blunt-edged patient safety tools fail to delineate among finer gradations in the topography of harm, information critical to addressing root causes.
Proactive trigger-based analytics that alert you when all-cause harm conditions are present, so you can prevent patient safety events from occurring
Patient Safety Monitor™: Surveillance Module (PSMSM) is a secure, cloud-based solution that helps detect, monitor, and prevent patient safety events. Unlike traditional manual, siloed approaches to patient safety, which focus narrowly on specific types of adverse events, and find less than 5 percent of all-cause harm, PSMSM automates reporting, provides predictive data, and delivers all-cause harm identification and analysis.
Benefits and Features
- Improve patient outcomes and lower costs – Reporting of timely, predictive analytics is accessible within the clinical workflow at the time and point of care, enabling proactive harm prevention
- Show magnitude of harm and causal attributes – Standardized clinical confirmation algorithms and documentation provide root-cause harm analytics.
- Free clinicians and infection preventionists to focus on patient care – Automated data extraction and reporting lifts the burden of manual data searching, aggregation, and reporting.
- Identify all-cause harm data while adding the legal protection of a certified Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Health Catalyst PSO enables clinicians to surface information and take action without the fear of legal discovery.
- Focus clinicians' attention on the most significant data – Triggers preserve the autonomy to intervene where it will make the biggest impact.
- Patient Safety Clinical Investigator
- Chief Quality Officer
- Chief Patient Safety Officer
- Chief Medical Officer
- Chief Nursing Officer
- Chief Medical Informatics Officer
- Risk Management
- Unit-level Leadership
- Service-line Leadership
- An ED medical unit director is concerned with the high rate of bounce backs to the ED within 48 hours of discharge. Traditionally, there has been no timely report available to explore causes. After implementing the Patient Safety Monitor™: Surveillance Module (PSMSM), the director can now conduct daily reviews, with root-cause assessment of all ED readmissions and inpatient discharge readmissions to the ED within 24-hour and 48-hour targets. He identifies the at-risk populations and implements interventions to decrease the rate of preventable return.
- A CMIO previously relied on voluntary reporting or Help Desk inquires to determine HIT-related safety events. PSMSM provides daily analytics on HIT-related safety events with root cause analysis and attribution. The CMIO discovers through Surveillance Module analytics that a spike in medication-related bleedings and glycemic events in the med-surg ICU are due to logical oversights in orthopedic order sets.
- A CMO is tasked with finding a solution to address a $4-million penalty for high Clostridium difficile ( diff) infections. Previously, she relied on voluntary reporting or retrospective review of coding data with no formal review process. PSMSM allows her to identify potential C. diff cases and make note of inappropriate ordering practices. Interventions decrease C. diff rates by 50 percent, thereby reducing the facility’s future penalty risk.
- A Board of Trustees has adopted a “Safety as a System” initiative to focus on the whole-patient measure of safety as the metric for the organizations three-year operating plan. The operating plan goal is to achieve a rate of zero all-cause harm events within three years. Health Catalyst’s Patient Safety Monitor™ was chosen to provide continuous monitoring, measurement, management, and prevention of all-cause harm events to meet the Board’s three-year goal.
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Product ManagerStan Pestotnik
Product Line LeaderEric Just
Knowledge DeveloperHeather Bloyer
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