Patient safety requires all members of the health care team to play an active role -- practitioners, hospital staff and patients. Standards designed by the health care industry and patient safety groups hold both health care professionals and members accountable. Here's what you can do to help keep your patients safe.
The following resources are available to you for information and to assist in the continuation of safe practices. Unity encourages all participating practitioners and providers to be actively involved in patient safety practices. View Unity’s provider participation in Leapfrog and Wisconsin CheckPoint .
This website provides reporting about hospitals who voluntarily report and participate in Leapfrog initiatives. Leapfrog gathers and reports information on hospital quality and patient safety efforts to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive hospital care.
Healthclick Wisconsin is the first website to offer a centralized home for health care information for Wisconsin. Today, Healthclick Wisconsin links you to the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the Wisconsin Hospital Association's CheckPoint websites. These sites contain current, reliable information about medical clinics and hospitals located throughout Wisconsin.
A subsidiary of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the WHA Information Center is dedicated to collecting and providing information about services provided by Wisconsin Hospitals.
The Doctor's Office Quality - Information Technology (DOQ-IT) project, sponsored by MetaStar, is a national initiative, promoting the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and Information Technology (IT) in physician offices. The project aims to increase access to patient information, decision support and reference data, as well as to improve communications between patient and clinician.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has launched the 100,000 lives campaign. The campaign has suggested implementing 6 changes in care proven to prevent avoidable deaths.