Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) include medical complications arising within the clinical environment. Medical practitioners collecting patients’ information during admission are expected to ensure accuracy, precision, and comprehensiveness during diagnosis (Lakomkin & Hadjipanayis, 2017). The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMSs) provides a list of conditions, including Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), blood incompatibility, surgical site infection, and air embolism, among others (Montgomery Tryon & Owen, 2019). Consequently, medical institutions have adopted tactical procedures intended to comply with the HAC Reduction Program. Healthcare organizations implement proactive, flexible, and sustainable procedures intended to reduce HACs when patients are discharged.
Hospitals and clinics within the U.S. have adopted innovative solutions which ascertain accurate data collection during admission. The institutions ensure that specific procedures during diagnosis collect accurate and authentic data (Montgomery Tryon & Owen, 2019). This approach is tactical in ensuring that the information acquired does not leave out potential data indicating symptoms of an undiagnosed condition. Most importantly, the proactive framework of avoiding HACs helps improve treatment procedures for achieving desired patient outcomes (Lakomkin & Hadjipanayis, 2017). Healthcare agencies, in addition, receive low penalties from CMSs for complying with the HAC Reduction Program.
Moreover, other healthcare agencies have adopted Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and Analytics to harmonize all clinical procedures. The integration of these applications provides medical information concerning medical challenges during admission and when a patient is being discharged (Lakomkin & Hadjipanayis, 2017). Surveillance systems have also been implemented to detect any incidents attributed to the development of HAC. In essence, this approach has helped identify defective and inaccurate medical procedures, which the administration aims at avoiding. Healthcare institutions must address challenges among patients which is directly related to medical malpractices by assigned practitioners.
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