Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States according to a May 2016 study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. This jarring statistic can be linked back to a lack of process control, communication, and accountability among health professionals at various stages of the care continuum. This perspective considers challenges facing the healthcare industry and describes how a digital overlay can help providers streamline the business process for treating patients in a responsible manner and how Appian can offer that healthcare BPM solution. With the proper digital technology in place, it is possible to hold workers accountable for their actions, and provide checks and balances to decrease life-threatening errors.
Download this Executive Perspective that highlights how Appian can assist in reducing the medical mistakes that put patients at risk.