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Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2017

Patient Safety Concerns

Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2017

ECRI Institute recently released their Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2017.  According to ECRI, the top 10 patient safety concerns, “support healthcare organizations in their efforts to achieve the following: proactively identify potential threats to patient safety and to improve patient safety by addressing concerns.”

ECRI’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns are:

  1. Information Management in EHRs
  2. Unrecognized patient deterioration
  3. Implementation and clinical decision support
  4. Test result reporting and follow-up
  5. Antimicrobial stewardship
  6. Patient identification
  7. Opioid administration and monitoring in acute care
  8. Behavioral health issues in non-behavioral health settings
  9. Management of new oral anticoagulants
  10. Inadequate organization systems or processes to improve safety and quality

Is your organization struggling with any of these patient safety concerns?  ERCI’s Executive Brief not only provides expert commentary for each of these concerns but also provides guidance to address the issues.

MCN Healthcare can also provide assistance with these patient concerns.  MCN’s Document Management Software Solution is an efficient way to manage your policies and procedures — ensuring your staff has access to the most current policies and procedures at all times.  Don’t start from scratch when creating a policy! Search Policy Library for policies and procedures needed by your organization.  Receive StayAlert! notices in your Inbox to keep up with changing regulations/standards and evidence-based practices. Educate staff about the safety concerns of your organization through MCN’s Learning Management System.

Give us a call at 800.538.6264 to learn more about MCN Healthcare’s Document Management Software Solution.


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