Are Hospitals Ready for a Second Wave of COVID?
PSQH Editor John Palmer recently interviewed Stacy Pur, Vice President of Product Development at VigiLanz, for a Q&A on clinical surveillance, patient safety, and COVID-19. Here’s an excerpt:
With a potential second wave of COVID-19 on the horizon for the fall, combined with the regular flu season, real-time surveillance alerts may be the key to infection prevention as well as mitigating and controlling future on-premises infections.
PSQH: If clinical surveillance is so important, why do only 29% of surveyed hospitals use it? What would improve the rate of surveillance usage?
You can read Stacy’s response, and more of the Q&A, on PSQH and HealthLeaders.
New Report Looks at the Future of Patient Safety
Dr. Hayley Burgess discusses patient safety challenges, improvement opportunities, and the role that technology can play in advancing positive changes in a new article from Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.
VigiLanz Backs Safer Care: Answering the PCAST Call
VigiLanz stands ready to support the recommendations for improving patient safety as outlined by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).