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Print Perspective Virtually all US hospitals have incident reporting systems. Risk managers developed these systems to identify injuries that might lead to litigation and to reduce the number of patients being harmed.
How can we modernize historical reporting systems so that they become more effective tools for advancing patient safety today? In this commentary, I argue that the highest priorities should include ensuring that providers know when incident reporting has led to improvements in safety, making the best possible use of the information that is reported, involving physicians in reporting, and leveraging the unique advantages of the 84 newly established Patient Safety Organizations PSOs.
The time required, concerns that reports will be used in performance evaluations or litigation, uncertainty about what to report, and doubts about whether hospitals use reports to improve safety.
The possibility that reports might be disclosed during litigation is real and varies by state 8 ; however, reports submitted to the PSOs have federal protection. First, it seems implausible that reports could ever accurately reflect the true incidence of patient safety events.
For measuring the actual incidence of safety events, other detection methods are more sensitive, including reviewing medical records or applying patient safety indicators to discharge data. Most hospitals already receive thousands of reports per year.
Several-fold more would equate with substantially greater expenditures of staff time spent on reviewing and following-up.
What types of events are priorities for reporting? Although this point could be debated at length, situations that have previously caused severe harm should clearly be priorities. Reporting preventable events will advance safety more than reporting non-preventable ones.
In addition, a hospital that is tackling a particular safety problem could list specific events as short-term priorities, and update this list as existing problems are mitigated and new ones emerge. Consequently, many reports address issues pertinent to nursing care, such as medication administration errors, falls, IV infiltrations, and pressure sores.
Pharmacists, clerks, respiratory technicians, and other non-physician providers are also involved in reporting to some degree. Future incident reporting systems should place a greater emphasis on multidisciplinary team care, including physician care, and involve physicians in reporting, to be most effective at preventing adverse events.
Another way to modernize reporting is ensure that reports contain the information that end users need to improve safety.
To facilitate efforts to compile and index events across institutions, AHRQ has posted standardized reporting forms and definitions on its Web site. Several types of events, such as falls and peri-partum incidents, have dedicated forms with checkboxes that prompt reporters for specific details.
In addition, analysts at both the hospital and national levels need information that enables them to prioritize incidents, understand whether they were preventable, identify contributing system and human factors, and develop strategies for preventing recurrences.
The best source of this information is a detailed narrative written by a first-hand witness; indeed, this is the fundamental tenet of incident reporting.Read chapter 4 Performance Appraisal: Definition, Measurement, and Application: "Pay for performance" has become a buzzword for the s, as U.S.
organ. Reporting on project performance is a vital communications need of project stakeholders to keep them abreast of progress and the resources used in accomplishing the project objectives. When reporting performance be sure to include the kinds of information and . Running Head: INCIDENT REPORTING AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEMS Unit 5 Assignment: Performance Appraisal Systems HA Human Resources in Healthcare Administration Kaplan University Kristina Arnett March 3, a type of performance appraisal method, requires raters (ex: supervisors or customers) to evaluate each employee's traits or characteristics (ex: quality of work, quantity of work, appearance, dependability, cooperation, initiative, judgment, leadership responsibility, decision making ability, and creativity).
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Competency-Based Performance Management Aligning the Appraisal Process C. Job Analysis/Job Design (required) 4.
Performance management (performance criteria and appraisal) F. See Appendix A:Performance Management (required) 1. SHRM Curriculum Identifying and measuring employee performance 2.
Sources of information (e.g., managers, peers, clients) 3.