Finalist Posters

EXPANDING VIRTUAL HOSPITALISTS TO RURAL INPATIENTS: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES

Background: Dedicated hospitalists are associated with improvements in healthcare quality and patient outcomes, but are not feasible for small-volume critical access hospitals (CAHs). A telemedicine “virtual hospitalist” model may expand the capabilities of a CAH [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:14:17+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on EXPANDING VIRTUAL HOSPITALISTS TO RURAL INPATIENTS: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES

FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS

Background: Many end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients present with complaints related to missed or incomplete hemodialysis (HD). Inpatient HD units often are not credentialed for outpatient use which results in extra cost and consumes [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:13:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS

GOT DELIRIUM? IMPLEMENTATION OF A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DELIRIUM REDUCTION PATHWAY

Background: Hospital-acquired delirium is serious, leading to increased falls, pressure ulcers, length of stay (LOS), cost, patient institutionalization, and patient and caregiver distress. In addition, it is associated with mortality rates as high as 35-40% [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:13:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on GOT DELIRIUM? IMPLEMENTATION OF A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DELIRIUM REDUCTION PATHWAY

IS POSITIVITY CONTAGIOUS? A SHARED APPROACH TO RESILIENCE TO ABATE HOSPITALIST BURNOUT

Background: With over 50% of hospitalists affected by burnout cited in the literature, it is imperative to evaluate tools and techniques to abate the downstream consequences. Recent work on resiliency has focused on how to [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:13:21+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Other|Comments Off on IS POSITIVITY CONTAGIOUS? A SHARED APPROACH TO RESILIENCE TO ABATE HOSPITALIST BURNOUT

NPPA Hospitalist Clinical Fellowship as a Pipeline to Staffing

Background: There are approximately 7,000 Physician Assistants (PAs) and 10,000 Nurse Practitioners (NPs) working as hospitalists nationally. About 63% of hospitalist groups utilize NPs/PAs. The demand for hospitalists continues to exceed the supply and has [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:13:05+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on NPPA Hospitalist Clinical Fellowship as a Pipeline to Staffing

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDICAL ASSISTANT SUPPORT ON RESIDENT INPATIENT TEAMS TO ADDRESS THE HIGH SERVICE VS. EDUCATION IMBALANCE

Background: On the 2016 ACGME survey, our Internal Medicine residents indicated that our service vs. education rating was at 47% compared to the national average of 69%.Purpose: To decrease resident physician workload to improve our [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:12:50+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Innovations, Quality Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDICAL ASSISTANT SUPPORT ON RESIDENT INPATIENT TEAMS TO ADDRESS THE HIGH SERVICE VS. EDUCATION IMBALANCE

TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO REALITY: A STRUCTURED PROJECT PATHWAY TO FACILITATE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH PROJECTS IN A DIVISION OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Background: Hospital Medicine groups are often called upon to lead initiatives that require access to high-quality data from their local health system. These include quality and value improvement (QI) efforts as well as health services [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:11:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Other|Comments Off on TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO REALITY: A STRUCTURED PROJECT PATHWAY TO FACILITATE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH PROJECTS IN A DIVISION OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE

VIRTUAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS: AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD – BASED DISCHARGE COMMUNICATION TOOL

Background: Multidisciplinary rounds (MDRs) or discharge huddles in the hospital were developed to enhance safety and streamline discharge by improving communication between members of the patient care team. Despite efforts to coordinate care around a [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:06:23+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations|Comments Off on VIRTUAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS: AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD – BASED DISCHARGE COMMUNICATION TOOL