A new way to report safety events

Documenting patient safety reports in IDinc is now simpler and more efficient. Epic has a new feature that allows staff to report patient safety incidents while in the patient medical record rather than navigating to IDinc separately. The goal is to make it easier to report patient safety events, learn from these events and provide a safer environment for our patients.

Documenting patient safety reports through Epic allows the user to skip entering basic information such as the identity of the patient, who is reporting the incident and where they are reporting it. Instead, the reporter can focus on the details of the safety event.

Anonymous reporting still requires staff to enter general information before specifying the event.

Sue Keating, UF Health Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety’s Patient Experience Clinical Risk Management director, said the hope is that more incidents will be reported, leading to better patient care.