Advent Health: Risk Management System
A Next Horizon Case Study
Advent Health wanted to optimize their risk management process for the Florida Hospital Network.
As hospitals take in patients, there are several factors that affect their company’s risk when taking care of that patient. For instance, if a patient continues to put their guard rail down when someone isn’t looking, that poses a risk to both the patient and the organization. Those small incidents and variables were manually logged by the medical professionals in multiple systems.
Manually logging in risk information into multiple systems daily was inefficient, time intensive and led to inaccuracies in the data. Advent Health approached Next Horizon to build a solution that would streamline their risk management process by having all risk data in one centralized application.
Approach and Solution
NH developed a solution where observed risks and scheduled safety practices would be entered, scheduled, monitored and tracked in a centralized application. The application was also a conduit for risk-related data to and from other relevant applications. The application was for 3rd party personnel such as nurses, doctors and other medical personnel to update risk information in real time. They could use a terminal, tablet or other digital device to record risk variables into the system on the go.
The final solution allowed Advent Health’s Florida Hospital Network to more accurately report, track and develop strategies to more effectively manage risk. It removed duplication of effort in their risk management efforts and the centralized data was used to better prepare the hospital network with current and thorough risk assessments. The application has been running for several years and has made the company more diligent in its risk assessment efforts.
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