A key way to propel our hospital data to the next level of usefulness is to consider where our “red lines” are. The manufacturer of our car has thoughtfully provided a bright “red line” on the tachometer that lets us clearly know when we are entering the “danger zone.” If we operate our car’s engine above this “red line” we are likely to do damage – either immediate or long-term. Some of our hospital data is just as important as the RPMs in our car’s engine. If we exceed their “red line” it is likely to result in harm – again, either immediate or long-term.