Healthcare is a high-risk industry with patient lives on the line. A lot can go wrong, and while you can never eliminate risk, there are several improvements you can make to enhance your strategy for risk management in healthcare.
There are many moving parts in healthcare, but improving and streamlining those parts reduce risk to suppliers, providers, staff, and patients. Improvements can be applied where inefficient supply chains prevent hospitals from addressing increasing medical care needs. Poor recall communication leads to poor medical device risk management and is one part of the problem. Fortunately, that can be improved.
Included are two best practices you can implement to reduce provider risk at your healthcare facilities.
An effective risk mitigation strategy benefits everyone, from suppliers to providers to patients. Improving your current strategy and implementing necessary policy changes will provide benefits such as:
There are many healthcare risk mitigation best practices, but here are the two that deserve your immediate attention.
Automation is a fundamental component of reducing provider risk and optimizing supply chain strategies in healthcare. Automated solutions improve many traditionally manual activities to offset current challenges, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. Healthcare providers can benefit from solutions like:
Communication is key to risk mitigation in healthcare for providers. Everyone needs to be on the same page, and establishing operational processes and procedures to mitigate risk is critical. An open dialogue and sufficient structure and employee training for policies will ensure operational consistency and minimize risk.
Clear and effective policies, especially when implementing changes, will guide staff through their day-to-day activities, improving compliance and patient care.
Reduce Your Provider Risk with NotiSphere
NotiSphere is a valuable solution that helps with risk management for medical devices and healthcare products by optimizing your recall management strategy. Through automation and electronic communications the recall management process is more reliable, streamlined, and consistent. Ultimately this reduces the risk of patient harm coming from a recall event.
Our innovative solution improves the recall process for providers and suppliers, resulting in better patient care, reduced cycle times, increased efficiency, and lower costs. Additionally, NotiSphere eliminates up to 95% of paper recall notifications providers receive, reducing alert fatigue and delays in patient notification.
Contact NotiSphere to learn more about our innovative solutions and how we can help you create an effective strategy for risk mitigation in healthcare.