Patient Safety and Quality

Organizations that realize improvements in quality have tangible benefits that accrue to patient satisfaction and outcomes reported, which means greater brand recognition, improved market share, patient confidence, word-of-mouth marketing, and evidence of interest to payers (as you negotiate your Alternative Quality Contracts or ACO agreements). This all translates into more opportunities for higher revenue and greater patient volume. Eventually, Patient Safety and Quality data can be leveraged as a foundation that, when combined with other sources, can help uncover additional opportunities for improvement.

Edgewater Healthcare consultants have helped clients realize a direct impact to their bottom line from improving quality. Through the creation of Safety and Quality dashboards, clinical managers have access to real-time metrics that allow them to make critical decisions in a timely fashion. Quality should no longer be seen as a cost center, it has evolved to a profit center.