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JHMTechnology April 2014

Driving Improvement

Date: April 1, 2014

Driving Improvement

Do you know how your work area is performing when it comes to patient safety and quality?

Thanks to a new tool developed by the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, this information is just a few clicks away.

“Think of the patient safety and quality dashboard as similar to the console in your car,” explains Matt Austin, an Armstrong Institute assistant professor who guided the dashboard’s development. “But instead of a fuel gauge and speedometer, the dashboard shows how clinical areas are performing on quality and safety indicators like hospital-acquired infection rates and how often proper  hand hygiene was observed among staff.”

One key feature is the ability to drill down to the unit or department level to see how that area measures up against organizational targets and peers across the health system.

Employees who visit the dashboard and complete an activity by April 30 will be entered into a raffle for an iPad.