Tag: patient safety


eMM: Challenging us to rethink the way we do things

Advancements in electronic medication management (eMM) systems offer powerful tools for ensuring the safety and quality of decision making. If the information and data to support clinical decisions has never been more available, why are there still challenges to implementing these tools? The complexity of the subject Australian hospitals where eMM systems have been implemented…

11 Mar 2015, by Informa Insights


The impact of delegation and supervision on improving patient safety

Sally Sutherland-Fraser, Education Consultant and Founding Partner, Health Education and Learning Partnerships spoke at the 6th Annual Operating Theatre Management Conference last month. Sally and her colleague Menna Davies, Perioperative Education Consultant and Co-founder of Health Education & Learning Partnerships,  bring together considerable educational experience and clinical nursing expertise to provide consultancy services for the healthcare industry.…

15 Sep 2014, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security


Doing more with less on healthcare security

The vast majority of healthcare security functions do not generate revenue, and those few that do rarely generate enough to be self-sustaining. Security costs money, but it should be viewed more as an investment rather than an expense. Unfortunately within the current climate, how healthcare security should be viewed and how it is often viewed, are entirely…

11 Sep 2014, by Informa Insights


Electronic medication management increases patient safety

A recent survey conducted by InterSystems at the Electronic Medication Management Conference found that 100% of the 30 participated Australian hospitals expected electronic medication management (EMM) to lead to increased patient safety.  However, 60% cited complexity or cost of interoperability as a significant barrier to deployment. 26 public hospitals and 4 private hospitals participated in the survey, highlights…

6 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights


Close-Up: Dr. Donella Piper

Donella Piper is a lecturer in Health Management at the University of New England.  She is a social scientist who also has a legal background. Donella will be co-presenting a case study on “A Pilot Project Investigating the Potential Role, Impact and Regulation of Patient Advocates in the Australian Health Care System” at the 23rd annual…

10 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights


Close-Up: Kate Richardson

Kate Richardson is a Pharmacist for  eMedicines Management  at St Vincents Hospital (SVH) Sydney Kate is specialising in navigating the e-health maze to find solutions to ensure medicines and medication information is appropriately, pragmatically and safely managed. She has been involved in the implementation of pharmacy dispensing/inventory systems, smart IV infusion pumps with dose-error reduction software and…

11 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights


Effective operating theatre management

Implementing and managing improvement strategies in the perioperative setting is crucial to meeting safety and quality standards. Management of operating rooms requires the coordination of human and material resources to maximise efficiency, cost effectiveness, and patient safety. Collaboration and collective responsibility are key elements to effective OR management. Understanding your workforce and the theatre workplace…

15 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights


Key success factors in implementing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

The World Health Organization (WHO) developed the Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) to help healthcare professionals minimise the most common and avoidable risks endangering the lives and well-being of surgical patients. We have asked some of our speakers participating in the 5th Annual Operating Theatre Management conference what has been their most significant step toward successfully…

28 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights


Helping doctors and nurses come forward with their near misses

An opinion piece by Danielle Ofri, an associate professor at New York University School of Medicine caused quite a bit of debate on the New York Times website recently. In the article, the author talks about her personal experience in the emergency department. A particularly hectic day caused her to fail to identify an intracranial…

18 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights