Healthcare - Patient Safety App

$70 of $500 goal

Raised by 2 people in 13 months
Created November 3, 2017
I am a patient safety advocate and am looking to help individuals and business to support my goal and mission to bring patient safety to frontline for families, patients and healthcare staff.

A recent article in the BMJ asserts that if the US government included medical errors in its calculations, such errors would rank as the third leading cause of death in the country.

It’s no surprise that such a bold statement has produced controversy. The main point of contention, it seems, is the estimate of 250,000 deaths. This is different from the Institute of Medicine’s estimate of 98,000 in To Err Is Human and The Journal of Patient Safety’s estimate of 400,000. And while we may debate whether the number is 98,000, 250,000, or 400,000, we can all agree that it’s too many.

But another assertion in the BMJ article deserves more attention: While it’s necessary to focus on unnecessary deaths, it’s not sufficient. There are many more instances of harm caused by medical error than deaths. People are suffering a whole range of adverse events — due to health care-acquired infections, medication errors, incorrect diagnoses, and much more — and we ought to put our energies into preventing those as well.

The goal of this project to support the quality improvement work by making Root cause analysis process much simpler and effective. The goal is to give a tool in form of an App so that anyone can create a visual portrait of an error within minutes if not seconds! With this power in healthcare champions fingertips we are going to be very close to addressing patient harm situations.

I sincerely appreciate your support and donations to make this happen.
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Thanks everyone for your support! We are stuck with the app for temporarily. In the mean time we have made good progress on a web based prototype
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Thanks everyone for your support! We are making some good progress on the App.
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$70 of $500 goal

Raised by 2 people in 13 months
Created November 3, 2017
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