Chapter 6 of the Carroll (2009) textbook includes discussions on early warning systems that should be used to minimize risk. The chapter focuses on national organizations along with various state laws and examples of how such systems have impacted and reduced risk for many different health care organizations.
Investigate early warning systems in risk management. Pick a specific health care organization type (for example, hospital, emergency department, physician’s office, laboratory, dental office, health plan, et cetera). Describe at least two elements that would be needed for an effective early warning system for this specific health care organization.
You are clinical lead for the organization. Respond to at least two other learners. In a collegial format, provide additional thoughts of at least one other element that could be considered for the early warning system designed by that learner. Provide your thoughts on the potential impact that an early warning system might have on your own role or the way you provide care to patients. Will the way you supervise others change due to this system? What would be the implications for such change?