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Core Measures and Registry Data Abstractor

Core Measures Data Abstractor Account Lead

Core Measures Data Abstractor Account Lead

Core Measures and Registry Data Abstractor

Core Measures and Registry Data Abstractor

Core Measures Data Abstractor Account Lead

Patient Safety Analysis: “Other” Events Reveal 3X Higher Mortality Rate, Among Key Findings

In a deep-dive analysis by ADNPSO, the event type “Other” revealed a death rate 3 times higher than ALL remaining patient safety event categories combined.
June 10, 2019/by Stephanie Iorio

Top 10 Patient Safety “Other” Event Subcategories

4-year analysis by ADNPSO reveals other events accounted for 43% of all events, underscoring need for other subcategories - Download the list.
June 5, 2019/by Jamie Walden

Healthcare Whirlwind Model Posters

The Whirlwind Model illustrates the key functions and compliance efforts that must be coordinated and communicated to deliver safe patient care.
June 5, 2019/by Stephanie Iorio

Joint Commission Updates Anticoagulant National Patient Safety Goal

The Joint Commission has announced revisions to its National Patient Safety Goal for anticoagulant therapy on eight elements of performance, according to Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.
January 18, 2019/by Jamie Walden

Top 3 Reasons Why Quality-Leading Hospitals Outsource Data Abstraction

Many hospitals leading in healthcare quality have begun outsourcing data abstraction of Registries and Core Measures. But why? What are the benefits of outsourcing data abstraction when your facility has historically handled this in-house? In this article we explore just that.
December 27, 2018/by Dalana Pittman

ADNPSO Launches Year-Long Specimen Event Study

In November 2018, American Data Network Patient Safety Organization (ADNPSO) is launching a year-long specimen event study to help healthcare professionals, both inside and outside the laboratory, better understand why specimen events happen and how they can collaborate to decrease errors across the testing process.
October 16, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Good Catch Campaign’s Compelling Results After 6 Months

We know you're busy, but we don't want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Here's a roundup of stories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a
October 2, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Free Checklists for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis, which is often difficult to diagnose, is a medical emergency in which a quick response is critical. With mortality rates greater th
September 24, 2018/by Jamie Walden

A Guide to Improving Your Patient Safety Event Reporting Culture + a Leadership Action List

Leadership responsibility includes assurance that staff recognize all types of events and are supported in their reporting activities. In this ebook, we discuss: What staff needs to be trained on, Examples of patient safety events and near misses, and Leadership To-Do List.
August 23, 2018/by Jamie Walden

Good Catch / Near Miss Blueprint & Checklist

ADNPSO conducted a statewide Patient Safety Good Catch Campaign in Arkansas in 2017. During this campaign, hospitals achieved 95% of the campaign goal and saw a 47% increase in near miss reporting over baseline.
August 23, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Top 5 Reports Every Patient Safety Department Should Be Building

Patient safety and risk data are only actionable when visualized in the right reports. These are the Top 5 Reports every patient safety and risk department should be building to get the best insight into their data.
August 23, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Patient Safety Toolkit

This Patient Safety Toolkit from ADN includes an Adverse Event Excess Cost & Length of Stay Calculator, a Good Catch Campaign Blueprint, a Heart Failure Checklist and an Anatomy of a Near Miss Guide Infographic.
August 23, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Good Catch / Near Miss Campaign Ebook

ADNPSO conducted a statewide Patient Safety Good Catch Campaign in Arkansas in 2017. During this campaign, hospitals achieved 95% of the campaign goal and saw a 47% increase in near miss reporting over baseline.
August 23, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Free Sepsis & Septic Shock Checklists

With mortality rates greater than those of heart attack or stroke, strategies for timely diagnosis of sepsis and appropriate interventions are imperative.
August 17, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Inter-rater Reliability for Data Abstraction Ebook

Inter-rater Reliability (IRR) assessments can help your facility evaluate the accuracy and integrity of your data abstractions of Core Measures and Registries.
August 17, 2018/by Dalana Pittman

Good Catch / Near Miss Campaign Toolkit

ADNPSO conducted a statewide Patient Safety Good Catch Campaign in Arkansas in 2017. During this campaign, hospitals achieved 95% of the campaign goal and saw a 47% increase in near miss reporting over baseline.
August 17, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Free Heart Failure Checklist & Ebook Download

Research conducted at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital has shown that the use of a 27-question, heart failure discharge checklist reduced the 30-day readmission rate of a cardiac event from 20 percent to only 2 percent.
August 15, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Patient Safety ROI Calculator

This tool can help your team predict the return on investment (ROI) from a patient safety or quality initiative that prevents a certain number adverse events while also taking into account the soft cost of team time.
August 15, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

Excess Cost and Length of Stay Calculator + Ebook: “Identifying Excess Cost & Length of Stay of Adverse Patient Safety Events”

ADN has published a free business case titled “A Business Case: Identifying Excess Cost & Length of Stay of Adverse Patient Safety Events” using the AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) to evaluate excess cost and Length of Stay (LOS) per type of adverse event.
August 14, 2018/by Stephanie Iorio

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American Data Network Director Delivers Good Catch Presentation at 10th Annual Meeting of PSOs

American Data Network Director Delivers Good Catch Presentation at 10th Annual Meeting of PSOs
June 12, 2018/by Jamie Walden

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Predictive Performance App

ADN's team of data analysts and engineers built a free tool that allows you to forecast how improved performance with trend over time, using accurate prediction based on your historical data points.
May 4, 2018/by Jamie Walden

Free Good Catch Campaign Ebook

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Free Predictive Performance App

Healthcare Tip Clip: 90-Second Post Fall Assessment Final

ADNPSO’s 90-Second Post Fall Assessment video can be used as a educational tool to guide nurses toward an overall initial impression in determining the cause of a fall and establishing priorities for patient care interventions and prevention of repeat falls.
February 22, 2018/by Jamie Walden

Healthcare Tip Clip: Steps To An Effective Data Inventory

Most healthcare organizations are heavily invested in data collection, yet their efforts are fragmented across administrative and clinical roles. In this video, ADN's expert will give you the steps to effectively identify gaps and manage your healthcare data.
February 22, 2018/by Jamie Walden

Infographic – Calculating the Impact of Adverse Events on Cost & Length of Stay

During the past decade, healthcare quality and patient safety have emerged as major targets for ongoing monitoring, seeing great strides in the improvement of patient outcomes, particularly through the measurement of adverse events. These types of events can lead to increased resource utilization and greater intensity of service resulting in additional cost and days of hospitalization.
February 22, 2018/by Jamie Walden

Healthcare Tip Clip: Making the Most of Hospital Safety Huddles

This video is designed to help hospital staff build and manage an effective huddle system that perpetuates timely, thorough communication regarding patient and staff safety issues organization wide.
February 22, 2018/by Jamie Walden

Infographic – Near Misses: Engaging and Empowering Frontline Staff

ADNPSO conducted a statewide Patient Safety Good Catch Campaign in Arkansas in 2017. During this campaign, hospitals achieved 95% of the campaign goal and saw a 47% increase in near miss reporting over baseline.
February 21, 2018/by Jamie Walden

Infographic – The Anatomy of a Near Miss

February 21, 2018/by Jamie Walden

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ADNPSO Commends Pharmacist at Baxter Regional Medical Center for Good Catch

American Data Network Patient Safety Organization (ADNPSO) named its third quarter recipient of the Good Catch Award, presented to outstanding Arkansas healthcare workers striving to drive change and
January 9, 2018/by Jamie Walden

AHRQ Introduces Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Training Curriculum

A new program introduced by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality provides training aimed at helping hospitals prevent patient falls.
September 28, 2017/by Jamie Walden

Tips for High-Quality Hand-Offs Released with New TJC Sentinel Event Alert

While all healthcare professionals typically take great pride in the work they do to provide the best possible care for their patients, their efforts are too often sabotaged because communication fall
September 20, 2017/by Jamie Walden

Clinicians at Baxter Regional Medical Center, Eureka Springs Hospital Honored with Good Catch Awards

American Data Network Patient Safety Organization (ADNPSO) named the second quarter recipients of the Good Catch Award, being presented quarterly this year to outstanding clinicians working to drive c
September 12, 2017/by Jamie Walden

Download AHRQ’s 2016 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report

For the 14th year in a row, the Association for Helathcare Research & Quality has released its National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which is mandated by Congress to provide an overview
August 22, 2017/by Jamie Walden

Video Shows Efficiency of Tiered Huddle System

American Data Network PSO has released a new healthcare tip clip designed to help hospital staff build and manage an effective huddle system that perpetuates timely, thorough communication regarding p
August 9, 2017/by Jamie Walden

Top 5 Reports Every Patient Safety Department Should Be Building

FREE Checklist for Sepsis and Septic Shock

ADNPSO Presents Inaugural Good Catch Awards to Arkansas Clinicians

American Data Network Patient Safety Organization (ADNPSO) named the first two recipients of the Good Catch Award, being presented quarterly this year to outstanding Arkansas clinicians participating
June 13, 2017/by Jamie Walden

NPSF Unveils Executive Blueprint for Safety Culture Development

Creating a culture of safety within a healthcare organization is a challenging task with few resources providing leaders with clear direction.
May 25, 2017/by Jamie Walden

TJC Issues Sentinel Event Alert for Safety Culture

The Joint Commission issued a new Sentinel Event Alert focused on the role that leadership plays in developing a safety culture within a healthcare organization.
May 8, 2017/by Jamie Walden

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Arkansas Hospitals Join Movement to Drive Change Using Near Miss Data

Hospitals across the state of Arkansas are signing on now to participate in a year-long, incentive-based campaign, led by American Data Network PSO, with the aim of fostering a growing culture of safe
September 8, 2016/by Jamie Walden

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Sunday Shoes Program Slashes Heart Failure Readmissions

A team at Preston Memorial Hospital, in Kingwood, W.Va., has developed a simple solution to help heart failure patients monitor weight gain and determine when to contact their providers for assistance
May 11, 2016/by Jamie Walden

Partnership Develops Free Toolkit for Safe Use of Copy & Paste

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety recently released a free resource designed to improve health IT safety.
April 26, 2016/by Jamie Walden

Free Tipsheets Afford Quick Reference for Sepsis Protocols

American Data Network has developed a set of straightforward tipsheets aimed at helping clinicians understand the defining criteria and suggested treatment protocols for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
October 12, 2015/by Jamie Walden