Modeling for the Decision Process to Implement an Educational Intervention: An Example of a Central Venous Catheter Insertion Course

Just read a paper regarding “decision analytic model of the theoretical impact of an educational intervention to improve the safety” .  This paper demonstrate a system approach (computer modeling and simulation) for health care institutions to estimate the costs and benefits of  proposed interventions (medical simulation training or others).   There is another paper also found even minimal improvement in hand hygiene compliance could lead to substantial savings for hospital.

How about technology solutions (RFID or other RTLS based solutions) to improve hand hygiene compliance ? Joint Commission Resources just published four leading hospitals using RFID solutions to fight HAIs (healthcare assoicated infections) .  Does HIT solutions more cost effective ?  Researchers  start to evaluate technology solutions for the century-old challenge.   Future Study is need to study how to deliver effective and efficient interventions to improve healthcare delivery.  Peter Pronovost’s paper suggests education might not be the strongest risk-reduction intervention in anesthesia.  Multidisciplinary systems approach to modify the latent risk factors  can enable a  design of  more robust system to reduce human errors and improve patient outcome.

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