Patient safety plays a critical role in healthcare, but it is more than just the physical, psychological, and social well-being of patients as they experience treatments and services. It is also the commitment to provide medical care that works tirelessly to avoid harm and errors, protecting patients during diagnosis and treatment, and prioritizing their health above all else.
Eliminating errors is key to your clinicians, but this often requires precise data and a streamlined process. In our recent virtual event, the iatricSystems Fall Exchange, we brought together healthcare experts and industry leaders to discuss the top IT challenges healthcare organizations face daily.
We are currently three days away from the changing of the guard in Washington. Many are pondering, prognosticating, and pontificating on what that will ultimately mean for our country and to the healthcare industry. People are wondering if the Affordable Care Act will indeed be repealed and replaced and, if so, in part or in full? There are so many questions around the impact on the insured and uninsured, the financial impact on hospitals, physicians, ACOs, the industry at large. What about the long journey to value-based care? Will its momentum fizzle, stall, or keep moving forward? And of course, what will the impact be on software vendors and service organizations in the healthcare industry? I’m only scratching the surface, but you get the point. For at least a few more days/weeks/months, what lies ahead is uncertainty, and there is one thing we know about human nature; uncertainty is rarely a welcome guest.