In two different sessions during the American Society Healthcare Risk Management 2018 Conference, ECRI Institute experts will tackle some of the big challenges that today's patient safety and risk management professionals face.
William Marella, executive director, PSO operations and analytics, will lead a session entitled Meeting Patients' Behavioral Health Needs in Acute Settings on October 9, 2018. In this session, Marella will discuss the shortage in acute hospital beds licensed for psychiatric care, the drive to deinstitutionalize patients with behavioral health diagnoses, and the other factors producing unacceptable and unsustainable conditions for patients. Marella will also cover the steps provider organizations can take to increase their capacity to handle challenging behavioral health patients.
During a session entitled Surgical Patient Contamination: Incident Investigation and Material Identification, Scott Lucas, director, accident forensic investigation at ECRI Institute, and Gail Horvath, senior patient safety analyst at ECRI Institute, will discuss hospital acquired infections and the associated patient harm and financial loss. In this session on October 9, 2018, Lucas and Horvath will outline the investigation methodologies needed to rule out many potential contributing factors in contamination cases.
For a more detailed look at each of these sessions and others, view the American Society Healthcare Risk Management 2018 Conference Schedule.
Visit the ECRI Institute booth during the American Society Healthcare Risk Management 2018 Conference and Exhibition for information on how our experts can assist you with your patient safety needs.