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5 Foundational Steps to Create a Data-Driven Hospital
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5 Foundational Steps to Create a Data-Driven Hospital

  Changing healthcare is impossibly hard but, now more than ever, is an absolute imperative. In order to keep pace with the rapid changes that are occurring, hospitals must be able to leverage data to impact patient care. In order to do this successfully, hospitals must embrace a combination of data, technology, complex workflows, and the extremely busy clinician. We’ve seen the following steps work well in terms of changing a hospital’s culture around hand hygiene, but these

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Group Competitions: Deceptively Powerful
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Group Competitions: Deceptively Powerful

As part of laying the foundation with a new hospital customer, one of the first things we do is set up a group hand hygiene competition. We build teams based on shift, unit or job role, or we can create random teams to compete in a bracket challenge. Over several weeks, we offer prizes to the teams with the highest hand hygiene performance rates. It may sound straightforward, but this simple tool is deceptively powerful and sets up

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Positive Culture (Phase 3 of our Hand Hygiene Improvement Process)
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Positive Culture (Phase 3 of our Hand Hygiene Improvement Process)

What kind of culture does your organization really have as it relates to patient safety?  Everyone wants to say that they have a rewarding culture that puts the patient first, but if most hospitals are honest, they typically fall short of this goal. Why is that? It’s hard…really hard! Taking care of patients is extraordinarily demanding and complex. Despite the tremendous training that all clinicians go through, they still are people at the end of the day. They

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