Medi-Connect Trigger Tools utilises the trigger tool
methodology developed by the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI)
which aims to measure patient harm within health care organisations.
See Introduction to the IHI trigger tool methodology.
Medi-Connect Trigger Tools manages the end-to-end
trigger tool audit process from the randomisation of patient records
through to reporting adverse event rates for an organisation.
It incorporates the full complement of medication related triggers
provided by the IHI ADE trigger tool, as well as the additional
modules encompassing all adverse event categories provided by the
IHI Global Trigger tool.
The system manages the workflow electronically for
all participants (reviewers, managers and administrators), provides
comprehensive statistical process control reporting and facilitates
the ongoing evolution of the tool through analysis of trigger
sensitivity and non-trigger associated harm.
Facilitates the import of local patient administration system
reports to seamlessly manage demographic data and randomisation
of patient records
each instance of harm identified reviewers can document:rvices and/or
specialties involved, sub-classifications of harm (using IHI
sub-classification codes) and generate a printed patient
Incorporates status flags to help streamline the audit process
by identifying; complete and incomplete records, records for
peer, senior clinician or committee review, records that have
outstanding issues for resolution and challenging records which
can be flagged for future learning.
Advanced record search functionality to identify current records
(incomplete) and historical records using the patient identifier
(NHI), patient name, reviewer and review team, a selected date
range and by status flag (see above).
system tracks which reviewer enters information and who last
updated a particular record to help manage electronic
Incorporates a range of reports to manage the workflow and
outputs of the audit process including; harm per 100
admissions and per 1000 bed days, number of patient harm, export of anonymised patient data for shared
learning between organisations, harm by sub-classification,
trigger sensitivity reports etc
Licensed software which facilitates the implementation and
maintenance of the software and provides organisations with
certainly about the ongoing support, maintenance and future
development of the system.
- Based on stable, Microsoft architecture;
Medi-Connect Trigger Tools runs on a SQL Server 2005 database and is accessed via a
Microsoft Access 2003 Client application
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an introduction to the IHI Trigger Tool Methodology.