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Environmental Services Optimization Playbook (ESOP) at HITS 2019

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Environmental Services Optimization Playbook (ESOP) at HITS 2019

October 14, 2019

Environmental Services Optimization Playbook (ESOP) at HITS 2019

If we’ve established anything on The #HCBiz Show, we’ve established that healthcare is complex. And with a million priorities, each with its own complexity, it can be difficult to know if you’re doing any of it right. So, we do the best that we can with the knowledge, resources, and tools at our disposal, and put out the fires when they occur.

This, of course, can be very problematic when the work is more complex than it seems. And that is certainly the case when it comes to Environmental Services (EVS). We outlined the complexity of the issue at HITS 2018 with 

The Environmental Services Optimization Playbook (ESOP) is a multi-disciplinary, cross-industry initiative to support reliable design (standardization of evidence-based practices) for environmental cleaning and disinfection in health care facilities in alignment with AHE Standards, to reduce the risk of HAI (healthcare-associated infection). As project lead Aaron Jett puts it, “it’s like bringing Coke and Pepsi together to talk about the best ways to make soda”.

On this episode, we get acquainted with the ESOP initiative and talk about how it will standardize around the 4 Ps: Patient, Product, Process, and Processing. And, in what might be our favorite part at the #HCBiz Show, the playbook will even provide guidance for explaining all of this to the various stakeholders within the health system. That’s huge!

Environmental Services Optimization Playbook (ESOP)

Primary Purpose: To support reliable design (standardization of evidence-based practices) for environmental cleaning and disinfection in health care facilities in alignment with AHE Standards, to reduce the risk of HAI (healthcare-associated infection).

For more information: https://www.zeroinfections.org/esop—evs-optimization-playbook.html

This episode is sponsored by the Healthcare Infection Transmission System (HITS) Consortium. For the second year in a row, The #HCBiz Show had the honor and privilege of being a media partner for the annual HITS Conference. Last year we were in Nashville – check out the episodes we recorded there. This year, we attended HITS 2019 in Buffalo, NY.

Check out all our shows from HITS 2019.

Thank you to Christine Greene, Kelly Reynolds, Savannah Hatt, John LaRochelle, and Michael Diamond, along with the entire HITS Consortium for the work you’re doing to protect our families and our communities. The battle against healthcare-associated infections can only be won through collaboration, and from what I’ve seen in working with you all for the past few years, HITS is bringing the best ideas and brightest minds together to do just that.

For full show notes and links: https://thehcbiz.com/esop-hits-2019/ 

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