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A Medical Exchange Can Make or Break Your Practice
Submitted by ndavis on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 16:10
The term Medical Exchange is becoming ubiquitous in the health care industry and, as in many other industries where safety is critical, leveraging the best practices from another successful health system can make or break your business.
In aviation, the cry went out to improve safety when the evidence became insurmountable passenger deaths could be decreased by deploying flight checklists. I remember as a boy sitting in my grandfather’s airplane and watching him go down the checklist. “Altimeter - check, Fuel Gauges - check…”he would say out loud “…Flaps - check…”and it was comforting to know that he carefully checked the written list before each takeoff. By not just winging it, but using tried-and-true methods, one can mitigate, and most of the time eliminate, errors or missed items in a long list of critical requirements, so there is no dire outcome.
A medical exchange involves the transfer of knowledge or a methodology that has proven to be useful and saves time, money and patient lives. Many hospitals develop proprietary procedures that are used for years in their own institution. Imagine if this information could be utilized elsewhere?
Airline passenger safety was closely reviewed after a number of high profile crashes raised the national awareness and made passenger safety a rallying cry for the industry. As it turns out, safer air travel was also more profitable. So it will go with health systems and hospitals regarding patient safety and quality care. The cost savings and increases in efficiency and overall care will dramatically increase profitability and will substantially lower costs for hospitals and healthcare institutions. A medical exchange is a driving force behind Meaningful Use compliance and will realize many benefits for your practice by utilizing the best–of–the-best toolkits, protocols and procedures.
MX.com Solutions are created by world class institutions like Partners HealthCare, Duke Medicine and many other honor roll hospitals that are driving innovation in healthcare. These healthcare innovators have licensed their best of breed Solutions to MX.com The EXchange for sale through this website.
If you are interested in learning more or if you are in need of a specific solution please contact us and we can provide you with a questionnaire to determine your exact needs. From readmission reduction through Glycemia management, to high-cost drugs guidelines to a nursing strike preparation toolkit, MX.com is filling the need for medical exchange of information. Why not leverage the best solutions available for your health system?
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