Right Study, Right Order, Right Way, and Right Action
The 5 Rights of Imaging is a simple framework to optimize patient care while reducing preventable harm and waste. It is patient-centered because it organizes everyone’s attention along a patient’s care path. We developed it with global leaders of radiology, patients, and families to reduce the impact of overuse, underuse, and misuse of imaging services. The double play on words allows everyone to focus on the rights of patients to the best, safest, and most efficient care while making sure that the right study is selected, it is requested and prepared for properly in the right order, that it is undertaken the right way using the safest methods and technologies, that the answers the question being asked, and that the right actions are taken by caregivers using the report.
Patient-centered Research Programs
Healthcare processes are so fragmented that such frameworks are necessary for primary caregivers and radiologists to look beyond the walls of their own daily work to the path of the patient’s care. The 5 Rights of Imaging provides an opportunity innovation and a role for families to play fully on the healthcare team. We are undertaking research that has been co-designed with patients and CareMoms who will be implementing the use of checklists, video training programs, and other tools to help protect their families and optimize their care.
CareUniversity®delivers educational services to patients and caregivers through live classes, seminars, workshops, educational movies, and professional education courses. These educational resources are available online, through CDs and DVDs, by video conferences, and in-person, in-the-field training.
This educational program provides certification of patients – CareMoms®, CareDads®, and CareKids® – who will learn critical knowledge and skills that will save the lives and financial resources of their family members. This program is a global initiative that embodies the principles of “accountable care.” The knowledge, skills, and competencies that learners acquire will help them minimize overuse, underuse, and misuse of their healthcare.
The focus on the program is to reduce preventable harm and cost to families within 12 months of action. Wellness is a vital element to family health and wealth. However, the focus of our initiative is to address the high-impact, high-frequency, and highly preventable common scenarios that threaten families today, which can easily be addressed by simple solutions that consumers can implement immediately. State-of-the-art multimedia and storytelling techniques are used to create “edutainment” that is fun, instructive, and powerful. The program is a “train-the-trainer” model that is designed to give scale through informal and formal social networks.
We are blessed to have 500 world-class leaders contributing to our research and development work in patient safety and quality. The latest research supports the fact that children actually have a tremendous impact on their parents’ health literacy and awareness of risk. Our global program is designed to educate children from preschool through high school using multimedia and national awareness programs. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles are continually being crafted into high-impact stories, games, and exercises. Kids teaching kids is as much a priority as is parents learning from their children.
We are providing:
A website featuring resources, primarily non-downloadable software, for the purposes of supporting the teaching of children and the process of children mentoring children in the simple basics of patient safety.
Non-downloadable publications in the nature of concepts, tools, and resources to assist in the teaching and development of knowledge in the field of patient safety principles.
Digital media, namely downloadable publications, checklists, and software applications that may be used by mobile devices featuring educational materials designed to teach children the basics of patient safety, with age-specific reinforcement of the science and math content they are learning in school.
CareMoms® and CareKids® programs will be featured in our third documentary, to be released and aired in 2013.
This website has been designed to support a grassroots effort to engage our community CFOs – Chief Family Officers who can rally and support their local hospitals to win the war on healthcare harm and prevent healthcare accidents. More than 70% of healthcare decisions are made by women in our communities. One in four Americans is a caregiver of someone else and 80% of the caregivers are women. Mothers and Grandmothers play a vital role to ensure family safety.As a smaller community force, there are many Dads who we call CareDads. They are also taking the lead for their family’s health and wellbeing. We will serve them through our programs as well.
Our calling is to serve families by saving lives, saving money, and creating value in our communities at this critical time in history. We KNOW we can help equip this major force for good…our CFOs and CareMoms. In the words of Sue Sheridan, “We need to celebrate and acknowledge the power and profound commitment of Moms because I have witnessed it and lived it. I am proud to be a ‘care momma.’ And although we are fierce, courageous, and unstoppable, we are also graceful, poised, wise, and savvy. Watch out!
The Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT) is a medical research organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to accelerating performance solutions that save lives, save money, and build value in the communities we serve and ventures we undertake. Our core values drive our behaviors and in turn drive our culture. TMIT applies the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) design principles of patient-centeredness, evidence-based medicine, and systems performance improvement.
SafetyLeaders®, CareMoms®, and Speakerlink™ are trademarks of HCC Corp., licensed to TMIT