The Healthcare System is Failing It’s Patients
Today’s modern healthcare system is failing it’s patients. According to the CDC, on any given day around the world, at least 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. Meaning, on a daily basis, already sick patients, being cared for in a hospital, are contracting additional infections from the very hospital in which they are being treated. And, what’s worse, these, hospital-acquired diseases (HADs) are 100 percent preventable. This fact is completely unacceptable. We need to demand that hospitals take better care of us. In response, the IFord Institute has created a groundbreaking disease prevention engineering strategy.
The primary goal of the IFord Institute is re-engineering the healthcare system. We strive to make the healthcare system safer by preventing the creation and spread of super germs by maintaining the efficacy of modern antibiotics and disease prevention.
#1 The first step in this process is gathering and creating new research and compiling the data in relatable terms. We used this data to build new design standards for medical facilities and their operations. However, education is fundamental for implementing these changes. We must inform, educate and lobby governments around the world. Thus, creating full awareness of not only the dangers of these self-created deadly pathogens but also teaching the art and science of disease prevention.
#2 Next, it is crucial we assist in showing that Healthy Hospital Design is pivotal in taking the worldwide medical industry into the future. Through our extensive research and design, the IFord Institute has a strategy to revolutionize how we build and operate medical facilities throughout the world. Foremost in that plan is the creation of updated disease prevention standards and applying these new rules to engineering techniques. Furthermore, using this data, we generated a certification process for engineers and technicians to become disease prevention specialists.
#3 Lastly, we must inform and educate lawmakers and lobby international governments not only about the creation of these updated safety standards but about limiting the overuse of antibiotics. While teaching the correct human prescription of these life-saving drugs, it must go one step further. Our goal is showing the need to shift and limit use in animals from a casual administration to use for only very strict medical purposes.
Through the following steps, The IFord Institute hopes to eradicate all HADs around the world:
- Inform the medical industry of these innovative disease-prevention engineering strategies.
- Implement our disease prevention specialist certification for all engineers and technicians.
- Lobby governments to use our standards to create laws that make the healthcare system safer.
To learn more about our disease prevention standards and how you can apply them to your medical facility and staff, contact The IFord Institute. You may also download our guide “Engineering Healthy Hospitals”. Together we can re-engineer the healthcare system.