Hospitals Use VigiLanz to Support Big Patient Safety Improvements

Stepping Up Patient Safety with VigiLanz

Avoid adverse events, prevent and control infections and outbreaks, and promote opioid stewardship

Far too many patients are harmed due to medical errors and other safety issues. In fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. VigiLanz is helping hundreds of hospitals improve patient safety in several ways, including assisting with adverse event avoidance, infection and outbreak control, and opioid stewardship. Learn more about how three hospitals are using clinical surveillance technology to improve in these areas.

Hospitals Fight Back Against Preventable Medical Errors, Improve Patient Safety

The Unforgivable Metric: Avoidable Patient Errors…

…and What Hospitals Can Do About Them

Patients go to the hospital for healing, but despite the best intentions of clinical staff, far too many patients experience unintended harm.

The numbers are staggering. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. Today alone, 1,000 people will die because of a preventable hospital error.

Check out our short infographic to learn how real hospitals are using clinical surveillance to turn the tide against medical errors and other patient safety issues.

Connexall and VigiLanz Combine Antimicrobial Stewardship with Intelligent Routing to Improve Patient Safety

BOULDER, CO & TORONTO, ON – (February 28, 2018) – Connexall and VigiLanz, both named Category Leaders in the 2018 Best in KLAS awards, have teamed up to deliver time-sensitive information related to antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) to increase patient safety and improve outcomes at hospitals.

The VigiLanz AMS platform aggregates information from physician order entries, laboratory and pathology reports, and the EHR to provide continuous surveillance of patients.  Connexall integrates with VigiLanz and the EHR to intelligently route data quickly and reliably to the assigned care team for the affected patient. This guides the care team to ensure safe and appropriate use of antibiotics.

“AMS has emerged as a central component of highly effective care quality and safety strategies, and success requires the ability to rapidly transform data into action,” said VigiLanz Chairman and CEO Dr. David Goldsteen, MD, MBA. “This partnership between VigiLanz and Connexall does just that, providing our customers with a robust AMS solution that leverages the power of two KLAS category leaders to drive improved patient outcomes.”

“Connexall is delighted to partner with VigiLanz to enhance antimicrobial stewardship programs for the benefit of patients.” stated David Tavares, GlobeStar/Connexall CEO.  “Our intelligent routing capabilities ensure that the assigned care team is notified promptly and reliably to deliver the care the patients require.” continued Tavares.

To learn more about this progressive solution, please visit VigiLanz at Booth #2674 and Connexall at Booth #8105 at HIMSS18.

About Connexall

Connexall, ranked number one and named Category Leader in the 2015/2016, 2017, and 2018 Best in KLAS awards, is an enterprise-grade event management and control platform that delivers hospital-wide interoperability to people, systems, tasks, and devices.  Its capabilities act as a backbone for clinical workflow, communicating the right information to the right person, at the right time, on the right device. Based on more than 20 years of R&D efforts, the Class II medical device software is completely vendor-neutral and device-independent. Connexall has offices in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Portugal and Hong Kong and works with well over a thousand of the world’s most renowned and progressive hospitals and health systems.  For more information please visit www.connexall.com.

About VigiLanz

Founded in 2001, VigiLanz Corporation (www.vigilanzcorp.com) is a privately held, rapidly growing provider of SaaS health care intelligence and predictive analytics. The firm is focused on aggregating disparate EHR transactional workflow and documentation data across health systems to identify real-time clinical issues that avoid or minimize harm, optimize clinical outcomes and support preventive care along the entire health system continuum. VigiLanz supports a large and growing community of hospital CMOs, CMIOs, CIOs, quality teams, infectious disease and control specialists, pharmacists, and other clinicians dedicated to real-time inpatient and outpatient care. VigiLanz is shaping the emerging era of real-time health care by delivering enterprise intelligence technology and services that improve clinical outcomes, patient care and operational effectiveness.

VigiLanz Unveils Automated Safety Event Detection and Reporting

MINNEAPOLIS – (December 6, 2017) – VigiLanz, a digital healthcare intelligence firm, announced today the launch of a state-of-the-art automation solution that helps hospitals optimize safety event reporting and enhance compliance with accreditation requirements. VigiLanz® Dynamic Safety Surveillance transforms clinical data into actionable intelligence, empowering hospitals to achieve greater risk reduction through automated safety event detection, management and analytics.

Patient falls and adverse drug events are the most common safety events, which also include surgical errors, wrong blood products, injuries to employees and visitors, and workplace violence. As many as 440,000 people die annually from hospital errors, injuries, accidents and infections. To help combat these issues, The Joint Commission made safety event reporting a requirement for accreditation, which uses the information to improve quality and safety of its hospitals.

Despite the importance of safety event reporting, hospitals are confronted with several barriers that prevent a comprehensive accounting of adverse occurrences. These include:

  • Limited information on the event
  • The time required to complete incident forms
  • A lack of urgency to report events considered too minor
  • Confusion over reporting responsibilities

VigiLanz Dynamic Safety Surveillance overcomes these obstacles by automating the common approaches to managing, reporting and detecting safety events—including capturing information on serious unsafe conditions and resulting adverse events that previously went unreported.

“Those unreported incidents have the potential to do significant long-term harm, as even minor events can escalate into serious, even deadly, situations,” said VigiLanz Chairman and CEO Dr. David Goldsteen, MD, MBA. “Over-reliance on humans to identify and report safety events exposes hospitals to repercussions ranging from loss of payment for ‘never events’ and damaged reputations to patient grievances and lawsuits. VigiLanz Dynamic Safety Surveillance mitigates those risks with a powerful set of monitoring and reporting tools that supplement human actions for comprehensive reporting.”

VigiLanz Dynamic Safety Surveillance integrates clinical data from multiple sources with comprehensive detection and investigation tools, automated escalation, and a full library of analytical and reporting tools into a single solution that:

  • Accelerates the event reporting life cycle through customized workflows
  • Converts health data automatically into uniform intelligence for more complete reporting and event detection
  • Provides comprehensive tools for efficient analysis
  • Generates state of the art dashboards for real-time monitoring

“The business of safety reporting starts with an organizational culture that embraces reporting all safety events,” said Dr. Goldsteen. “VigLanz Dynamic Safety Surveillance takes it to the next level with a tool that facilitates communications about all safety events, including those that might otherwise go unreported.”

For a demonstration of its new Safety Surveillance solution, visit VigiLanz in Booth #212 at the IHI National Forum, taking place Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.

About VigiLanz

Founded in 2001, VigiLanz Corporation (www.vigilanzcorp.com) is a privately held, rapidly growing provider of SaaS health care intelligence and predictive analytics. The firm is focused on aggregating disparate EHR transactional workflow and documentation data across health systems to identify real-time clinical issues that avoid or minimize harm, optimize clinical outcomes and support preventive care along the entire health system continuum. VigiLanz supports a large and growing community of hospital CMOs, CMIOs, CIOs, quality teams, infectious disease and control specialists, pharmacists, and other clinicians dedicated to real-time inpatient and outpatient care. VigiLanz is shaping the emerging era of real-time health care by delivering enterprise intelligence technology and services that improve clinical outcomes, patient care and operational effectiveness.