South Shore Health Selects Bainbridge Health to Enhance Medication Safety and Stewardship
July 16, 2019 | Cision PRWeb
Bainbridge Health is partnering with South Shore Health, a leading provider of emergency, acute and outpatient care, to enhance its efforts to improve safety and reduce medication waste.
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) JULY 16, 2019
Bainbridge Health, a spin-off company of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is excited to announce its implementation of the company’s Med O.S.® safety and stewardship solution at South Shore Health. Through the agreement, Bainbridge Health will support the Weymouth, Massachusetts based health system in their effort to improve safety, reduce cost and improve clinician efficiency.
South Shore Health is the largest independent health system in Southeastern Massachusetts. The organization’s South Shore Hospital, is consistently recognized for quality of care–including being recognized as a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. It has been recognized as part of the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, which honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing services—a distinction only eight percent of US hospitals achieve.
“Actionable data is what every change agent in an organization craves,” said Kristopher Young, Chief Pharmacy Officer at South Shore Health. “We feel strongly that Bainbridge Health is the perfect partner to help us better and more efficiently utilize our medication data to improve outcomes.”
“Bainbridge Health is committed to helping health systems unlock the full value of their medication data,” said Joseph Kaupp, CEO of Bainbridge Health. “We are extremely excited to partner with South Shore Health to accelerate their efforts to leverage data to improve safety and reduce cost. Removing the “data-clerking” burden from clinicians is an essential milestone on the path toward an optimal medication safety and stewardship program, and we are delighted to include South Shore Health in our network of organizations who share our goal of making medication use safer and more efficient.”
Medication is one of the most complex, costly and dangerous things in the hospital. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that medication errors lead to at least one death every day and injure more than 1.3 million people annually in the United States alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently added medication errors to its “hit list” and estimates the cost of medication errors to be $42 billion globally.
About Bainbridge Health
Bainbridge Health was developed in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and in collaboration with leading adult and pediatric hospitals. We help healthcare organizations unlock the value of their medication data to prevent errors, reduce costs and maintain compliance. Our goal is to empower our clinical partners to put an end to pivot tables, ad-hoc dashboard requests and manually intensive data-clerking. To learn more about us, please visit https://www.bainbridgehealth.com.
About South Shore Health
South Shore Health is a not-for-profit, tax exempt, charitable health system that provides acute care, ambulatory care, and home health services to the 700,000 residents of Southeastern, Massachusetts. It is the parent organization of South Shore Hospital, South Shore Medical Center, South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, South Shore NeuroSpine, and other not-for-profit health organizations.