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.

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.

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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

Alliance Members Are Reducing Patient Harm by Eliminating Confidently Held Misinformation

  • New learning technology makes visible the risk of Confidently Held Misinformation (CHM)
  • Alliance members are improving patient outcomes by identifying and mitigating CHM through this disruptive learning technology
  • CHM exists in the minds of all clinicians. When they act on it, patients are at risk
  • Evidence from Alliance members shows that this new kind of learning reduces avoidable harm

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


clabsi reduction

What Does Joining the Alliance Look Like?

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

alliance Improves healthcare performance

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

join alliance peers

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

Healthcare Really Can Be Transformed

no CHM

Zero Misinformation

It’s hard to eliminate because misinformation is a strong pattern of neurons in the brain. Nevertheless, it can be extinguished with the right tools and with interventions based on data.

patient safety

Lives Saved

When clinicians execute their tasks confidently and correctly, using the latest evidence-based information, then patient’s lives are made better.

lower costs

Costs Reduced

Healthcare environments with expertly trained clinicians make fewer errors. The result is lower costs and fewer penalties.

Join the Conversation

There’s no risk or obligation. Just get in touch and find out if the Alliance is for you.