7 innovative patient safety initiatives to know

Here are seven innovative patient safety programs to know:

  1. LifeSaving Radio allows surgical teams to create custom playlists and is the first artificial intelligence-powered radio station "clinically designed to optimize surgical performance and help surgeons save lives," according to creators NextMed Health and Klick Health.

  2. This $2 solution may be able to curb postpartum hemorrhage.

  3. Leaders at St. Bernard Hospital on Chicago's South Side managed to raise their Leapfrog Safety Grade from an 'F' to an 'A' by changing their safety strategy.

  4. Children's Mercy Kansas City (Mo.) is the first freestanding pediatric hospital to open a NASA-inspired "mission-control" center that tracks patients from admission to discharge, reduces clinician administrative burden and centralizes hospital operations.

  5. The birthing center at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., has become one of nine hospitals in the state to participate in a new national labor and delivery care model.

  6. Michigan Medicine issued a new policy regarding employees' responsibility to report alleged acts of patient abuse or neglect by colleagues.

  7. Cleveland Clinic found hospitals can decrease their use of antibiotics and shorten hospital stays of some pneumonia patients by switching from IV antibiotics to oral antibiotic treatments sooner.

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