Addressing gaps in safety using checklists, coaching, data and analytics
Errors in routine surgery leave people dead and disabled. Seriously ill patients are put through invasive treatments that have no benefit. Mothers and their newborns needlessly suffer due to gaps in obstetrical care. COVID-19 has magnified gaps across the system and although researchers developed vaccines in record time, there have been breakdowns in the effective and equitable global distribution of those vaccines. Since our founding, Ariadne Labs has worked on developing process-driven innovations to address gaps in safety at critical moments in people’s health care journey. We have found that simple tools—checklists, coaching, data feedback—dramatically reduce suffering and save lives.