Summary: “The Science of Safe Patient-Centered Care” is the topic on which MentorHealth, a leading provider of online training for the healthcare industry, is organizing a webinar on October 16. Dev Raheja, faculty at Florida Tech University, will be the speaker at this session.
Description: Health Grades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, has just published some alarming data about the American healthcare system. It costs the exchequer a whopping $ nine billion a year in patient safety incidents. It has even more disturbing data: Nearly 100,000 patients died experiencing a patient safety incident during the years 2006-08. This was a very high ten percent of the total number of a million patient-safety incidents.

Large hospitals carry out 40 wrong surgeries every week and commit over 300 mistakes of one or another kind every day. A report by another source, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), concludes that over the last 30 years, Americans have seen their exposure to ionizing radiation from medical procedures go up by a shocking 700 percent. No noticeable improvement has been observed in important parameters of the overall healthcare scenario over the last decade.

This however, is spread very unevenly across the spectrum. The top five percent quality care providing hospitals had their patient safety incident cut down by nearly 50 percent. If hospitals at the lower rung of the healthcare spectrum could replicate the high standards set by these hospitals; the report says patient safety incidents could be brought down by over 218,000, resulting in over 22,000 fewer deaths.
This webinar will help participants to take their healthcare business to a level where they can match the top five percent. It will help them discover ways by which their healthcare settings could drastically reduce the number and rate of patient safety incidents. It will help them take their healthcare settings to standards already being implemented in some hospitals.

This webinar covers the following areas:
o The Etiologies of Unsafe Healthcare
o Safety culture is not enough
o Inadequate systems usually cause accidents, not inadequate people.
o The science of patient safety
o New paradigm: stop doing unsafe work, the ideas for safer care will automatically blossom
o Hazard Analysis methods
o Hazard mitigation methods
When: October16, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
By whom: Dev Raheja, MS, CSP. Dev is a well-known expert on hospital safety. During the 25 years that he has worked as a risk management and quality assurance consultant, he has offered hospital stakeholders systematic ways by which to impart safer care. He has written more than 20 articles on healthcare quality and safety and is the author of Safer Hospital Care: Strategies for Continuous Innovation.
For whom:
The webinar will benefit
o Nurses
o Nursing Assistants
o Nursing Supervisors
o Nursing Managers
o Risk Managers
o Quality Assurance Staff
o Patient Safety Staff
Duration: 60 minutes
To enroll for this webinar, contact
Ph: 800-447-9407

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MentorHealth is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. Our trainings are high on value, but not on cost. MentorHealth is the right training solution for healthcare professionals. With MentorHealth, healthcare professionals can make use of the best benefits relating to their professional training.

•They can get the benefit of advice from experts in the field.
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•MentorHealth offers online interactive participation. Using this, healthcare professionals, no matter which part of the world they are based in, will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the most accomplished experts in the healthcare Industry.

MentorHealth is driven by a core objective –that of being a platform for learning and discussion to address some of the important issues and challenges that the healthcare community, consisting of healthcare workers from doctors to nurses to other support staff, is up against in today‘s scenario. Various aspects of healthcare, such as Meaningful Use, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Stark and Anti Kickback Act, Valid Consent, Patient Safety and Process Improvement, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes, Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records, Nursing Informatics, Healthcare Disclosure, Electronic Transactions Standards such as 5010 and ICD-10, Electronic Health Records, Stimulus Code, Healthcare Information Exchange, Healthcare Information Technology, Medical Necessity, Personal Health Records, Clinical Decision Support, Financial Management and ROI, Electronic Prescribing, Healthcare Information Systems, Clinical Informatics, Insurance Claim Appeals, Auto ID and Bar Coding, Integration and Interoperability, Risk Management in the Retention and Destruction of Medical Records and Medical Records Law, to name just a few, are covered.

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MentorHealth is the latest addition to a growing list of specialized continuing education web portals from NetZealous LLC. With over 500 trainings conducted successfully in the last year under the brand GlobalCompliancePanel and having around 15000 satisfied customers, we at NetZealous have now ventured into providing healthcare-centric trainings. The response from our customers and the relationship we have had with our panel of experts on GlobalCompliancePanel has given us the confidence to foray into other niche areas of expertise. A comprehensive list of categories and topics is available.