Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has won a $5.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California to tackle “preventable harm” in the ICU. The new initiative will use both health information technology, and input from patients and families, to address all types of harm, including a loss of dignity and respect for ICU patients.
One goal is to provide more timely, informative, and actionable information to intensive care patients, families and health care providers. BI plans to develop IT tools to intervene to prevent harm before it occurs, including a dashboard system to raise clinicians’ awareness of conditions that may threaten patient safety.
“Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has a long and distinguished history in patient and family engagement, starting with the nation’s first Patient Bill of Rights in 1972 to its commitment in 2008 to eliminate preventable harms in its medical center,” Steve McCormick, President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, said in a statement. “This commitment, coupled with the center’s nationally-recognized innovations in technology, aligns with our Patient Care Program and the vision of our founders, Gordon and Betty Moore.”
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