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Five Steps to Address Failure to Rescue

Five Steps to Address Failure to Rescue


You may have heard of the term failure to rescue or the abbreviation FTR when discussing patient outcomes. Traditionally, FTR is defined as unexpected deterioration of a patient or death...

What is failure to rescue

What is Failure to Rescue?


While preventing all medication complications is impossible, health care providers strive to identify the risks of complications for their patients.  Complications can increase a patient’s length of stay, consume limited...

Critical Care: Where we have been, and where are we going?


Critical Care Medicine is the medical specialty of caring for patients with immediate life-threatening conditions. These types of patients need frequent assessment and have a greater need for technological support...

Decreased rate of sepsis and subsequent mortality

DECISIO®  Gains Key Patent for Unique Clinical Dashboard


HOUSTON, TX, May 8, 2022 – DECISIO announced yesterday the issuance of US Patent 11,309,079 B2, which related to a system, method, and computer program product for providing a patient...

Transforming the intensive care unit

Patient and family-centered care: transforming care delivery in the intensive care unit


Patient and family-centered care (PFCC) has become an integral component of modern medicine. It is widely adopted in outpatient care settings, where it is improving the quality and efficiency of...

33 percent decrease in hospital mortality after implementing a visual decision support system

Hospital Rapid Response Teams: Why run when you can fly?


Today, Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are a crucial component of many hospitals.  Implementing a RRT was one of the six strategies that defined the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 100,000...

Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program: 
May the Odds Be Forever in Your Favor


Unfortunately, we see the following scenario play out all too often:  A family brings an elderly loved one to the hospital for what was intended to be a simple procedure. ...

The Psychology of Red: How Mandrill Monkeys Pioneered Data Visualization


Visual reaction time is the time required to respond to visual stimuli. Scientists have studied visual reaction time for many years, particularly in response to color stimuli. These studies consistently...

Fearless, Focused, and Fatigued: Data Overload and the Art of Rock Climbing


Stay focused.  Stay fearless. Stay strong. Oh, and don’t fall 4,000 feet…  These thoughts mercilessly taunted me as I peered up at my colossal opponent.  A first-year medical student at...