Dr. David Goldsteen, CEO of VigiLanz, which provides clinical surveillance for hospitals and health systems to improve safety and mitigate risk discusses key survey findings from their third annual survey, revealing hospitals’ top patient priorities, benchmarked over time. He talks about steps health leaders can take to address patient and staff safety – from getting ahead of potential infections and outbreaks, medication errors and antibiotic overuse, to safety events, such as falling. As COVID numbers continue to decline in most markets and hospital capacities are normalizing, now is the time to reevaluate current processes and procedures that can help mitigate avoidable safety issues.
David Goldsteen, MD, is Cofounder, Chairman, and CEO of VigiLanz, a provider of clinical surveillance services and healthcare analytics. Goldsteen has founded and served as a board member of several other firms and spent 20 years practicing emergency medicine, healthcare administration, and as medical director for a large ambulance company.