Great article and a very important topic Lorri.
We have just been named as one of the '10 Digital Health Ideas for a UK National Covid-19 Response' by Healthcare UK (a joint initiative of NHS England, UK Departments of Health and International Trade) and it would be very good to discuss how patient safety approaches can make a big difference in the crisis.
During the pandemic, we are deploying a risk-assessment tool, sythesized from our patient safety system and reductions in AKI of over 90% (publisihed approach in BJN and winning an HSJ Patient Safety Award) and HAP by 60%.
Long story short is that those patients acquiring these conditions are blocking beds for up to 8 days extra on average. Those beds are needed for Covid-19 patients and so reducing these conditions is a critical part of the patient safety vision you've supported for so long Lorri.
A 50% reduction in these conditions in US hospitals would free enough capacity for an extra 67,000 C-19 patients in the next 3 months.
Could you find time for a discussion?
AKI HAP Overivew 002.pdf