About one-third of participating hospitals produce new hospital safety results for Leapfrog.


Some of the effects of the Valley of Magic are technological investments, such as EHR. Enables the entry of a computer command in 2016. They also targeted high-risk surgical infections. At that time, Alita Nunele, the high-quality director of Magic Valley, worked with surgeons to find out if the problem was caused by colon surgery, and some parts of the intestine were removed and two ends were cut together. Without a complete seal, the intestinal mucus penetrates the stomach and causes sepsis.

“After repairing infrared technology with the participation of a doctor, we will look at that common node,” Nuneley said. The doctors were hungry for that information, they wanted to know how they were doing, they were very competitive, they never wanted to do the right thing.

The hospital has implemented significant team training with minimal errors and staff participation. Doctors in the emergency room call orders for other staff, then repeat them orally to verify accuracy. They also used hand tools to monitor hand washing, another measure from Leapfrog. The staff take five observations each week before washing their hands with doctors and other patients.

Many companies have found that when quality is a priority for both the company and the payers, it is more efficient and less expensive.

“In the meantime, they can go bankrupt,” Hill said. Nurses and doctors are constantly showing that they are trying to do the right thing, with different pressures or special attention being given to keep them from doing the right thing.

About three hours east of the Magic Valley, Portnef Medical Center is located in Pocalolo, Idaho. The 165-bed emergency care hospital received two “B” consecutive failures this year and last, and has been following C for four years.

They focus on improving their minimal steps, including prescription drug administration. Each time a nurse administers medication to a patient, they must now scan the barcode to the IHR.

“It’s definitely a safety issue. Suppose the patient was on a 10 mg dose, but you give them 100 mg without scanning, and you end up giving the wrong dose,” said Jordan Herget. Portneuf CEO.

Portneff linked the barcode test to the nurses’ annual performance appraisals, and the hospital was able to close 30% to 100% of the drugs tested. Hergett also said it had targeted a list of about 30 nurses and doctors needed to prevent central nervous system-related infections and catheter-related urinary tract infections. Care can be missed without a checklist. His whole effort was to buy from all the clinical staff, but also from the management.

“Leadership must also invest in resources and put in place tools to enable improvements,” Herget said, adding that they are using the new HRR to enable computerized doctor-ordered submissions.


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