WellSpan Health has achieved an 85% compliance rate for CMS' sepsis treatment bundle largely because of a remote team of nurses who surveil patients' vital signs and sepsis alerts from the EHR.
A new program at Yale New Haven Health System provides patients with substance abuse disorder diagnosis and treatment from addiction medicine specialists before they are discharged from the hospital.
A key element is adding support staff and increasing their care responsibilities to enable physicians to see more patients more efficiently.
Patient Engagement Beyond HCAHPS: The Organizational Differentiator in Value-Based Care EnvironmentsOctober 30, 2018
In today's care delivery landscape, navigating the shift from volume to value is but one challenge against a backdrop shaped by increasing healthcare consumerism, the emergence of competitors from adjacent industries, and continuously-evolving technology. With median operating margins for hospitals...
New research has found that patients who spent more time with therapy dogs increased their risk of contracting the superbug MRSA—a warning to hospitals that haven't examined their policies surrounding the popular programs.
A growing number of health systems are increasing their research on patients to better understand what they want and expect as consumerism takes hold.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is a product of its location in Columbus, Ohio. Our community is often described as a quintessential Midwestern city, but the influence of place goes beyond that simple characterization. We have something here we call the "Columbus Way," an expectation of caring for...
Johns Hopkins University and Health System worked with researchers at the University of Cambridge to better address a prevailing culture where frontline staff felt afraid or intimidated to bring up patient safety issues with tenured physicians.
NorthShore has developed the Clinical Analytics Predictive Engine, a tool in the EHR that gives each patient a single risk score tied to multiple predictive models. The tool helps give clinicians a way to easily act on information to prevent adverse outcomes.
UC Davis Health in February launched the Physician Efficiency Program, which provides hands-on training to doctors to improve their understanding and experience with the system's electronic health record.
Dan Kelly is CEO of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc., a Watford City, North Dakota-based health system that includes a 24-bed rural critical access hospital, a clinic, a long-term care facility, an assisted living center and a wellness center. In this interview, Dan discusses his facility's...
LifePoint Health surveys its staff every 18 months to gauge safety culture in their units. Leaders say the surveys ensure staff are engaged in patient safety improvement efforts.