To our knowledge this is the first Patient Safety mobile app for the smartphone and tablet developed for use by patients, or their families to communicate hospital/medical incident reports, Patient safety complaints, near misses, or other patient safety adverse events.
It has been developed using an amalgamation of criteria and guidelines as suggested by the WHO, JCAHO, CMS, CDC, and AHRQ. The app advocates users to follow the policies of their hospital and HIPAA
where the safety issue occurred and report the event to the respective patient safety administrator.
However, in an increasingly complex environment of health care, patients are asked to navigate hospital settings that are complex and they may find it difficult to communicate patient safety events or quality of care issues to the hospital staff or administrator. In order to enable patients and family members to communicate the concerns of the care they received in a hospital setting, this app allows for their message to be sent to the local State or Province health department for further review according to the local health guidelines and jurisdiction.
This app has:
*prepopulated State health dept. emails for patients within the United States. Patients outside the U.S. can also use the app if they know their respective State or Province QA administrator’s email to type in the Patient Safety Report Screen.
*educational content to learn more about patient safety.
* a Literature Search option as an in-app purchase for those users who wish to learn more about specific key words related to their incident report.
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