“The modern emphasis on patient safety is further intensified by two main factors: the shift to value-based care and the growing issue of antibiotic resistance. Hospital patients today are at risk of becoming infected with increasingly virulent pathogens resistant to even last-resort antibiotics, making infection prevention efforts a serious concern for health systems. This issue is compounded by the transition to value-based reimbursement models, in which hospitals are rewarded or penalized based on patient outcomes. Since outcomes and value are expected to become increasingly significant determinants of reimbursement in the foreseeable future, healthcare leaders are becoming increasingly concerned with establishing an effective and sustainable culture of safety within their organizations.”
The foregoing quote from the April 11, 2017, article by Brian Zimmerman in the Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality newsletter entitled “How to build a lasting safety culture in the era of drug resistance and value-based care” (http://bit.ly/2p3FDHe) defines an operating nexus of value-based care reimbursement models with patient safety via hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Because HAI avoidance and other foci of medical mistakes and patient safety are closely bound with the complexity of medical practice in the hospital healthcare delivery venue and its continuing negative impact on healthcare provider subject matter experts and practitioners — creation of cognitive overload. The required cognitive support can be obtained from information technology (IT) if deployed in a manner that conforms to the Cloud Healthcare Appliance Real-Time Solution as a Service (CHARTSaaS) reference architecture (RA).
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Healthcare providers will benefit significantly from appreciating and then applying a CHARTSaaS RA-compliant IT solution. To do so will mitigate medical mistakes (currently the third leading cause of patient deaths. per Makaray and Daniel ), thereby minimizing patient adverse events and optimizing clinical case outcomes while maximizing the cost-effectiveness of care and treatment while accelerating the accrual and application of medical knowledge.