PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bainbridge Health, a spin-off company of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is excited to announce its implementation of their medication safety and stewardship solution at Children's of Alabama. Through the agreement, Bainbridge Health will support Children's of Alabama effort to improve safety, reduce cost and improve clinician efficiency.
Since 1911, Children's of Alabama has provided specialized care for ill or injured children within every county of Alabama. Children from 45 other states and six foreign countries traveled to this innovative facility (one of the largest freestanding pediatric medical facilities in the U.S.) last year for high-quality care.
"Since founding Bainbridge Health, our mission remains to make the hospital a safer place for patients by identifying and minimizing events that lead to harm. Eliminating the need for safety leaders to spend hours wading through clinically irrelevant data—and instead providing them with actionable safety recommendations—is central to achieving that mission", said Joseph Kaupp, CEO of Bainbridge Health. "We are excited to include Children's of Alabama in our network of leading hospitals who share our goal of making the hospital a safer place for patients."
Medication errors are a significant driver of patient harm. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that medication errors lead to at least one death every day and injure more than 1.3 million people annually in the United States alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently added medication errors to its "hit list" and estimates the cost of medication errors to be $42 billion globally.
About Bainbridge Health
Bainbridge Health is a healthcare technology company founded within the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that provides hospital systems with a Clinical Intelligence and Data Analytics platform to enhance medication safety and stewardship. Through its InfusionWare™ safety software, Bainbridge Health streamlines the management of medication administration data and curates customized clinical intelligence for its network of hospitals. To learn more about us please visit http://www.bainbridgehealth.com.
SOURCE Bainbridge Health