by: Mike Miliard

With help from a $5.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will explore ways to put IT and patient engagement to work eliminating preventable harm in the ICU.

BIDMC officials say the grant will help them better define the burden of harm in the intensive care unit – including the loss of dignity and respect – as the hospital moves to a systems-based approach to eliminating preventable harm.

As it works to develop tools to support interventions that can eliminate preventable harm, BIDMC will focus on giving more timely and informative information to intensive care patients, families and providers. The hope is to develop new IT applications that can better involve people in the care process will reducing risk  in the ICU.

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