Welcome to Code Red, the HIMSS’ podcast on information security in healthcare. Our guest on this episode is Dan Dodson, President of Fortified Health Security. Dan and I had a chance to sit down at the HIMSS global conference in Las Vegas to discuss how to better manage the way security is perceived by customers and staff. In this conversation, we also discuss the tricky area of demonstrating ROI on security.
Montefiore Health System in the Bronx has tackled the social determinants of health by investing in housing, a move that has cut down on emergency room visits and unnecessary hospitalizations for an annual 300 percent return on investment.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford initiated various safety interventions for medication administration. Moving from a daily medication cart fill – once every 24 hours – to multiple fills per day – every 2 to 3 hours – and implementing a barcode verification system for all medication dispensing has resulted in a 21 percent decrease in missed doses, a 66 percent reduction in wasted doses and one of the lowest medication error rates according to incident reporting in the Solutions for Patient Safety Collaborative.