Improve Healthcare Quality, Ensure Patient Safety

Client: Chinese Hospital Association

Example: “Improve Healthcare Quality, Ensure Patient Safety”

A 2 year project (2012-2014) in partnership with the Chinese Hospital Association through a grant from Baxter (China) Investment Co., Ltd. The Chinese Hospital Association selected 6 Tier-3 hospitals representing the best acute care general and military hospitals in China for the project. Following the successful conclusion of the initial 2 years, it was extended as a new one year project to an additional 36 Tier-2 hospitals.

The project included educational seminars, consulting, virtual support and validation visits to each of the hospitals

  • Each hospital selected one of the following topics as a clinical process Improvement project: Hospital Acquired Infections, Safe Medication Management or Safe IV Fluid Therapy
  • Standardized project planning tools, Six Sigma methodologies and standards developed specifically for the project were deployed in all of the hospitals by a Master Black Belt in Healthcare Six Sigma and other consultants to ensure consistency in project design, support data collection and process re-design
  • In addition to an onsite Chinese Project Manager, hospitals received ongoing consulting and scheduled virtual support from our consultants which allowed the participants to address issues and questions in a timely manner

Optimizing workflow to improve medication safety of venous infusion project resulted in significant differences in pre and post intervention risk ratio:

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Hand hygiene compliance improvement among ICU staff demonstrated:

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Reducing the rate of unscheduled decannulation of neonatal peripheral venous catheters:

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