For Community Hospitals, Enhanced Communication and Monitoring Improve Patient and Staff Safety
Finding silver linings to the COVID pandemic can be difficult. But one positive outcome is an uptick in reporting risk factors at hospitals. Better communication, enhanced monitoring, and highly useful software dashboards are also helping institutions gather detailed data that in turn help identify and execute ways to improve both patient and staff safety.
Borne in part because of the evolving landscape of COVID outbreaks, testing, transmission, tracking and quarantines, hospitals have stepped up reporting and sharing data to create best-practice approaches to handling COVID infections among patients and staff.
Auhor: Amy Brown is the Vice President Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer at Community Hospital Corporation.
Read the full post in Hospital & Healthcare Management, January 28, 2022.