Value in Hospital Medicine

AN ITIM OF NECESSITY FOR TEAMWORK – THE INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK INNOVATION MODEL (ITIM©)

Background: Interprofessional teamwork in healthcare organizations is crucial to the delivery of quality patient care. Efforts to improve teamwork on hospital medicine units commonly fail due to clinicians and other care team members (case managers [...]

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DO PROVIDERS CHOOSE WISELY? PROVIDER KNOWLEDGE AND APPROPRIATE USE OF ACUTE CARE TELEMETRY MONITORING

Background: Telemetry is a useful tool to detect malignant cardiac arrhythmias but may be associated with increased cost and patient inconvenience. In 2004 the American Heart Association (AHA) established recommendations regarding appropriate telemetry use for [...]

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EXPENSIVE FREE HOSPITALIZATIONS — A NOVEL APPROACH TO REDUCING OUTPATIENT MEDICATION COST

Background: Up to forty-five percent of Americans do not fill prescriptions secondary to cost. Medication non-adherence leads to morbidity and mortality (~$100-300B annually). The majority of physicians cannot price medications within 25% of cost. Our [...]

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NOT TO BE DENIED: REDUCING DENIED DAYS THROUGH AUDIT AND FEEDBACK

Background: Reducing denied days, or days of hospitalization that aren’t reimbursed by payers, is critical for hospital financial stability, and to ensure efficient, patient-centered care. In 2015, payers denied payment on ~20% of all hospital [...]

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STANFORD CLINICAL EXCELLENCE RESEARCH CENTER: TRAINING LEADERS IN VALUE-BASED CARE THROUGH MENTORED HEALTH SYSTEMS DESIGN

Background: Rising healthcare costs have driven both the government and the private sector to seek cost-saving innovations in health care delivery. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is leading this charge from a [...]

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STATUS RECOVERY SERVICE (SRS): A NOVEL APPROACH TO HOSPITAL GROUP-PAYER INTERACTIONS

Background: Determination of patient stay status, e.g. inpatient vs. observation, is highly important to payers, physicians, and patients alike. Non-Medicare payers perform near concurrent review of admission notes and orders in order to approve the [...]

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STUDENT HIGH VALUE CARE COMMITTEE: A MODEL FOR STUDENT-LED IMPLMENTATION

Background: Formal curricula for teaching medical students high value care are lacking, and there is little evidence identifying strategies that can effectively impact students’ knowledge and skills. Research is needed to develop models for student-led [...]

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USING PEER COACHING TO REDUCE INAPPROPRIATE OR DUPLICATE LABORATORY TESTING

Background: The Choosing Wisely campaign was launched in 2012 with a goal of “advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures.[1] ”  The Society of Hospital Medicine published 5 [...]

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