Physician engagement platform Quantia has found that on average, 65 percent of physicians have implemented better patient safety practices after participating in expert-led presentations within Quantia’s web and mobile physician community, QuantiaMD.
These results suggest that when relevant clinical content is delivered by trusted experts in a convenient online format, physicians change the way they think about and practice medicine, which may lead to improved quality of life for millions of patients and significant cost savings for the health systems that serve them.
The report is based on a panel of physicians who had interacted with specific, expert-led presentations on QuantiaMD on the topics of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related deep vein thrombosis (DVT), PICC line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and sepsis within the past 30 to 90 days, and had since cared for patients at risk for these conditions.
Some 59 percent of respondents reported the presentation influenced how they manage the use of PICCs to reduce deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and 55 percent of respondents reported the presentation influenced how they manage the use of PICCs to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).
Some 81 percent of respondents reported that the presentation influenced how they diagnose and manage sepsis in patient care; of those respondents, 92 percent say they have adopted at least one of the key recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines presented and 72 percent believe they may have prevented a sepsis patient death using the guidelines.
Dan Malloy, executive vice president of Quantia, said: “In an effort to reduce costs and improve outcomes, health systems are making clinicians more accountable for infection control rates and other patient safety measures.
“In fact, 40 percent of our surveyed physicians say they have access to infection control data and/or reports from their health system’s analytic system, and are expected to act on this information as it relates to their practice.
“Health systems are finding that our platform helps them better engage their physicians on the topics that drive these patient safety measures through concise, expert-led interactive presentations—all within a community that physicians already value and trust.”
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