The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the FY2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule governing payment for the inpatient setting. Prominent in the adverse event domain was the CMS announcement of a new EHR-based hospital harm measure; the opioid-related event eCQM measure (NQF #3501e).
The Cardinal Rule: Measure Outcomes The foundation for any performance strategy or program should be outcome data. Unfortunately for many on the road to becoming a high reliability organization (HRO) in healthcare (or even to
Patient Safety: Taking a “Pulse” The New England Journal of Medicine published a piece on February 17th entitled, “Health Care Safety during the Pandemic and Beyond — Building a System That Ensures Resilience.” Despite
Setting Priorities: The Best Way Prior to the pandemic, Pascal published a “Top 10” list of patient harms based on clinically validated adverse event outcomes using EHR data (AE Outcomes). Measuring patient-specific AE Outcomes and
There has been significant discussion regarding the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). There is evidence that the impact of social determinants has extended more particularly into any healthcare domain affected by adverse events. Consequently, as called out by our inaugural Virtual Patient Safety (VPS) white paper released in August 2020, Pascal has coined a new term to account for this impact: the Social Determinants of Safety (SDOS).
Setting: Gathering of Patient Safety & AI Leaders Several Pascal leaders attended and presented at a patient safety AI conference, “Improving Patient Safety with Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics”. One of the papers distributed in