Intertek is the industry leader with over 42,000 people in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Whether your business is local or global, we can ensure your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world.
Intertek’s Bowtie Risk-based Management system focuses on enhancing quality of patient care and reducing costs.
In today’s healthcare environment, it is important healthcare providers have reliable programs and processes that enable risk managers and clinical engineers to quickly track and implement performance improvements. Key in this process is understanding “what” risks are present and “who” has ownership of the barriers/controls that limit and mitigate those risks.
While most healthcare organizations will willingly adopt the required safety management systems full of many processes and procedures, they typically do not have a real sense if their elaborate system truly does address their unique performance and risk issues. Worse yet, the employees may not even be aware of their own role in the system, much less which specific areas for which they are accountable.
Intertek has developed a new approach for applying traditional risk assessment tools to the healthcare industry. This new approach provides a method for enhancing overall quality of care, along with provider and patient safety. Our risk assessment process will give you peace of mind in knowing that you are aware of and addressing all areas of concern regarding risk, quality, and safety across your entire organization. To learn more attend our free upcoming lunch and learn where we will be discussing the Bowtie Methodology and how it can help you assess risk in your organization.
Intertek’s utilization of one of these tools, the Bowtie Risk-based Management System, is used in many high-reliability organizations as a foundation for their Operational Excellence programs and has been proven to be a complementary tool for managing Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Programs (CUSP) in healthcare organizations.