With an initial focus on reducing healthcare associated infections and, more specifically, hospital acquired conditions, that today are costing the US healthcare system approximately $35 Billion a year**, Qualibria’s first clinical solution is designed to provide near real-time insight into key indicators of infection as care is being provided, enabling an organization to take action at the earliest sign of a problem, rather than after the fact.
Whether the clinical knowledge of healthcare associated infections is used by clinicians at the bedside of their patients or it becomes a valuable tool for infection preventionists to quickly recognize infection trends across a cohort of patients, Qualibria’s quality management solution is positioned to make a positive impact on the quality of care provided, while helping to reduce costs within healthcare organizations and across the industry.
This quality management solution is the first in a series of healthcare applications that will leverage the power of the Qualibria Clinical Knowledge Platform. This platform brings together data from existing healthcare IT solutions in an organization, combines the data with evidence-based best practices and an organization’s clinical standards and alerts care givers to variations from desired outcomes. Because the platform is designed to enable Qualibria platform users to share and incorporate information across organizations, best practices used by one organization will now be able to be quickly integrated within the clinical process of other Qualibria-based institutions.
As a foundation on which next generation healthcare applications will be developed, Qualibria’s platform will change the way information and best practice standards of care are used and shared across the industry.
** R. Douglas Scott II, The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention. (Economist, March 2009).
Healthcare Associated Infections
The Cost of Healthcare Associated Infections
They represent the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. They kill more Americans each year than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined yet relatively little attention is paid to their prevention. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) cost the US Healthcare system a largely avoidable $35B each year, averaging approximately $1,100 per patient admitted. This condition, which impacts one in every twenty hospital patients, is the subject of a new whitepaper from GE Healthcare.
Healthcare Associated Infection - The Unknown Killer
Many people enter into a hospital for one reason, but end up staying there for another - Healthcare Associated Infections. HAIs take more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. It is important to recognize this hidden killer so that steps can be taken to reduce its impact.
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