Despite advancements in modern medicine, medical errors and harmful events still occur. Partners HealthCare is committed to reducing our patients’ risk of experiencing a harmful event or medical error. Using technology coupled with recommended safe practices and coordinated teamwork, our clinicians are working to ensure that care provided at Partners HealthCare facilities is as safe as possible.
Partners HealthCare experts have identified 10 key pieces of information that promote safer transitions, and we track how well we do in these elements in the discharge paperwork.
Timely completion of clinical documentation during discharge is vital for ensuring safe patient transitions between clinical care settings.
A simple fall during a hospital stay can cause serious and potentially life-threatening injuries for patients. We measure the rate of adult patient falls in many of our individual units in our hospitals.
The Partners hospitals have been collecting and reporting the NQF endorsed Serious Reportable Events since 2007. We continue to look for ways to make our facilities and patient environments as safe as possible.
Partners HealthCare is committed to eliminate preventable healthcare-associated infections. Our hospitals strive to meet this goal by implementing evidence-based best practices that have been demonstrated to reduce these infections.