Four Ways Hospitals Use Clinical Surveillance To Improve Patient Safety

By Karen Biesack, RHIA, CPHQ, Senior Quality and Safety Specialist at VigiLanz Corporation

Patient safety problems, from hospital-acquired infections to medical errors, occur much too frequently. This year, 800 hospitals will incur reimbursement penalties from Medicare because of high rates of infections and patient injuries, and a recent Johns Hopkins study found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer.

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