The Challenge We Face with Patient Harm

avoidable harm third largest cause of death

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., just behind heart attack and cancer.

deaths due to avoidable harm

Every year, more than 400,000 patients suffer preventable harm that contributes to their death.

50% avoidable harm are knowledge based

Confidently Held Misinformation is implicated in half the cases of preventable harm.

Healthcare is Complex

“You take massive amounts of information stored in the heads of expert health professionals and expect them to somehow correctly deliver it to patients. I personally believe that this combination of smart, confident professionals, tightly trained around specific issues, in conjunction with effective systems, has the potential to carry health systems far beyond what any of us would believe possible.”

Brent James, MD, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Amplifire Innovation Advisory Board

Notable Alliance Members

The Amplifire Healthcare Alliance represents major health systems, hospitals, physicians, and nurses in a unified effort to raise the bar on knowledge, judgment, and decision making. We have aligned our efforts to improve performance, reduce loss, and positively affect patient outcomes.

amplifire healthcare alliance map

Alliance Members Are Reducing Patient Harm by. . .

  • Visualizing the risk of Confidently Held Misinformation (CHM) in the minds of clinicians
  • Understanding that patients are at risk when clinicians act on CHM
  • Improving patient outcomes by identifying and mitigating CHM
  • Deploying new learning practices based on empirical evidence
  • Sharing anonymized data with other Alliance members

An Example of Reduced Patient Harm

Starting Data: Knowledge of CLABSI

  • 3,707 nurses trained in 1/3 time of CME
  • 25,129 instances of misinformation remediated
  • 29,838 instances of uncertainty remediated
  • High knowledge variation among nurses

Outcome

clabsi reduction

What Does Joining the Alliance Look Like?

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JOIN YOUR PEERS

Signup and deploy interventions that find and fix the knowledge problems in your organization for the top 25 clinical issues in medicine today.

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ADD YOUR VOICE

Alliance members freely share best practices. You can benchmark your patient outcomes against anonymized data from other systems.

transform performance

TRANSFORM PERFORMANCE

When confidence aligns with accurate knowledge, then decisions and performance improve, even under the pressure of a modern healthcare setting.

Healthcare will be transformed when all clinicians perform
with low misinformation and high mastery

better lives

Patient’s lives
are better

healthy communities

Communities
are healthier

reduced costs

Costs go down as
reimbursements go up

Clinicians are fulfilled

Clinicians are
more fulfilled

“I believe that the combination of smart, confident professionals, tightly trained around specific issues, in conjunction with effective systems, has the potential to carry health systems far beyond what any one of us would believe possible.”

Brent James, MD, Adjunct Professor, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Chairman, Amplifire Innovation Advisory Board
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