The Brigham and Women's Hospital and its Patient Safety Center are providing terrific research to the war on healthcare harm in many areas such as Health Information Technology, Medication Management, and all areas addressed by the NQF Safe Practices. It will be featured in future documentaries, and is a core partner in the TMIT Greenlight Program.
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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
The Brigham showed us the power of technology and high quality care in action. From the Cytocare robot in the pharmacy, to the barcode at the bedside, the knowledgeable caregivers at the Brigham deliver high tech and high touch care for every patient.
Dr. David Bates and Carol Keohane of the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice shared their great work with us, and we anticipate more fantastic research to come out soon.
The pharmacy was also great, opening their doors to our crew. Dr. Bill Churchill, Dr. Jon Silverman, Dr. Michael Catugno, Dr. Caryn Belise, and all the fantastic folks in the pharmacy, were not only gracious to have us, but knowledgeable and diligent.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
The HEM/ONC floor showed us the importance of the front line. We were amazed to see the implementation of bar codes at the bedside and the stories from nurses about the ”aha moment” when the bar code picked up what could potentially have been a medication error. Mona Nee and Jessica Freeman both shared insights on the power of technology to protect patients from harm and improve care. Even if it took more time upfront to train on the technology and use the bar-code system or smart pumps, the improved safety made it worth it for them and their patient.
Even the patients were eager to share their experiences. Dr. Michael Moody is appreciative not only of the excellent care he receives, but also of the technology making it easier and more efficient for him to receive the care he needs in a timely and effective way.
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