Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has entered into a strategic collaboration with consulting firm EY to develop and share best practices with providers across the globe.
The partnership, announced Tuesday, will allow Johns Hopkins and EY to market and deploy data analytics and tools to other providers.
Johns Hopkins and EY already work together to share practices with some of the medical center's international partners located in the Middle East and Australia. Teams of clinical experts from Johns Hopkins and consultants from EY will work together to find solutions to help providers eliminate preventable harm.
Johns Hopkins' Armstrong Institute works to eliminate preventable harm for patients and to achieve the best quality outcomes. A main goal of the institute is to then share the insights with others.
Jim Costanzo, global health advisory leader at EY, said that although Johns Hopkins has high-quality metrics, they have struggled to find ways to effectively share those insights with other providers. EY has the marketing tools that will allow Johns Hopkins to do so, he said. The London-based firm also partners with other health systems and hospitals.
One area EY and Johns Hopkins will focus on is developing management structures for healthcare organizations so they have consistent supply chain and medical procedure metrics and outcomes. They will also help organizations develop analytics to monitor and predict preventable harm.