Promoting Patient Safety
Emergency Department Safety Initiative
The Emergency Department Safety Initiative (EDSI), 2010 – 2013, was a collaborative designed to improve treatment outcomes in the ED while lowering financial risk. Hospitals that collaborated in the initiative were provided with collaboration resources, education, teamwork training, and EFM training using NICHD terminology. The initiative focused on management of two high-risk clinical conditions in ED: chest pain and abdominal pain. Hospitals participating in the initiative experienced a significant reduction in claims frequency arising from the ED. Download our July 2015 whitepaper.
Learn about these innovative patient safety initiatives from leading healthcare systems who implemented bundles and significantly reduced their risk. PIMS offers benchmarking assessments and other services at competitive pricing to healthcare systems not in our current improvement collaboratives. For more information, please contact us.
Perinatal Safety Initiative
The Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative (PPSI), 2008 – 2014, was launched to: 1) create high reliability in labor and delivery processes; 2) improve compliance with specific evidence-based interventions; (3) eliminate the incidence of preventable perinatal harm; and (4) reduce malpractice claims and payouts. PIMS provided the hospitals with a baseline and follow-up High Reliability Perinatal Safety Assessment, a two-day onsite assessment providing identification of risk exposures, recommendations for improvement, and benchmarking of safety and reliability processes. The hospital teams were provided with focused education and resources to improve the safety and reliability of their perinatal units, including clinical bundles, standardized communication and teamwork training, and EFM training using NCIHD terminology. In 2010, the project was awarded an AHRQ Patient Safety and Medical Liability Grant to continue through 2013. More detailed information regarding the interventions and outcomes of the PPSI can be found in the PPSI Whitepaper published May, 2014.
PIMS provides consulting services to assist hospitals in evaluating and benchmarking the perinatal service area, and can help develop and manage perinatal quality improvement programs. Every hospital could benefit from the review and benchmarking available through the PIMS’ High Reliability Perinatal Safety Assessment (PIMS HRPSA Brochure). Contact Rebecca Price, PIMS Claims and Quality Improvement Project Manager, at (858) 334-9504 or Rebecca_Price@Premierinc.com