Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Global Economy, Commerce and Service Science

Visualization Enables Accomplishment A Systems Response to Global Calls for Reduction of Harm to Patients in Healthcare

Authors
Ranjit Singh
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Ranjit Singh
Available Online January 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gecss-14.2014.58How to use a DOI?
Keywords
cost, errors, harm, healthcare, patient, quality, safety, visualization
Abstract
The author and his team’s mission is to reduce the burden of harm to patients all over the world. The economic impact of harm to patients in US alone is more than $1 trillion/year, out of a total annual healthcare cost of $3.2 trillion. The World Health Organization regards patient safety a Basic Human Right. The business case for harm reduction is strong. This business should be carried out in a common universal language that is visual. World needs a bottom-up prospective approach to harm reduction because the currently prevalent retrospective methods lead to dissatisfaction in all stakeholders. Such an approach has been developed and successfully used by the author to reduce frequency and severity of harm. Background to the problem and its solution are presented.
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Proceedings
2014 International Conference on Global Economy, Commerce and Service Science (GECSS-14)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
January 2014
ISBN
978-90-78677-96-3
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gecss-14.2014.58How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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