Innovations

‘MYCARE CARD’: A COST EFFECTIVE MEASURE TO IMPROVE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT COMMUNICATION AND HCAHPS SCORES

Background: During hospitalization, many patients cannot identify the physician responsible for their care. Among patients cared for by a hospitalist, many of them are meeting their hospitalist for the first time. Previous work has shown [...]

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‘REACH-IN’: A HOSPITAL-BASED INITIATIVE TO CONFRONT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Background: Persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) represent an estimated 4-11% of hospitalized patients and are increasingly admitted for opioid-related complications. In response to the opioid epidemic, national organizations have recommended hospitals develop protocols to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:05+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ‘REACH-IN’: A HOSPITAL-BASED INITIATIVE TO CONFRONT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

‘TAKE 5’ TO IMPROVE RESIDENT SATISFACTION WITH CDI

Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) includes “Systems Based Practice” as part of its six core competencies for resident education. Clinical documentation is a primary resource of patient safety and quality metrics [...]

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‘WE’LL SHOW YOU MEDICINE IF YOU HELP US PRACTICE IT’: USE OF PRE-HEALTHCARE UNDERGRADUATE ASSISTANTS ON INPATIENT INTERNAL MEDICINE TEACHING SERVICES FOR CLINICAL SUPPORT TASK COMPLETION

Background: As the volume of inpatient clinical support tasks (non-direct patient care tasks) has increased, there has been increasing frustration amongst the internal medicine residents at our institution with the efficiency and educational value of [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:45+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on ‘WE’LL SHOW YOU MEDICINE IF YOU HELP US PRACTICE IT’: USE OF PRE-HEALTHCARE UNDERGRADUATE ASSISTANTS ON INPATIENT INTERNAL MEDICINE TEACHING SERVICES FOR CLINICAL SUPPORT TASK COMPLETION

A BUNDLED INTERVENTION TO REDUCE INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIBING OF PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS IN AN ACADEMIC URBAN HOSPITAL MEDICINE GROUP

Background: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most prescribed medications in the United States. Long-term PPI use is increasingly being associated with many adverse health consequences such as Clostridium difficile infections, osteoporosis, impaired [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:17+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A BUNDLED INTERVENTION TO REDUCE INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIBING OF PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS IN AN ACADEMIC URBAN HOSPITAL MEDICINE GROUP

A HEALTH EQUITY AND DISPARITIES CURRICULUM WHICH DOES NOT REDACT HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL ROOTS

Background: Disparities in health outcomes that differ by racial or ethnic group, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, age, mental health, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity, geographic location, or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or [...]

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A HOSPITALIST-RUN PROCEDURE SERVICE AS A TOOL FOR TRANSISTIONS OF CARE

Background: Procedures are often an integral component of a patient’s care plan. Delays in procedures may lead to increased length of stay and decreased quality of care. For instance, prompt paracenteses in hospitalized patients with [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A HOSPITALIST-RUN PROCEDURE SERVICE AS A TOOL FOR TRANSISTIONS OF CARE

A JUST IN TIME PROGRAM TO CATALYZE THE PERFORMANCE OF NEW HOSPITAL MEDICINE WARD ATTENDINGS

Background: Academic hospitalists aspire to be highly effective teachers and must demonstrate excellence in teaching to be promoted. Internal Medicine (IM) residency programs increasingly rely on such hospitalists to supervise residents when they are on [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:06+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Other|Comments Off on A JUST IN TIME PROGRAM TO CATALYZE THE PERFORMANCE OF NEW HOSPITAL MEDICINE WARD ATTENDINGS

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MANAGING PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Background: Over the course of several months, five adolescent patients were admitted to the hospital after intentional self-injurious behaviors involving foreign body ingestion. These patients were previously living in residential treatment centers, and via social [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Pediatrics|Comments Off on A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MANAGING PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

A MULTIFACETED HOSPITALIST LED QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE TO CREATE A CULTURE OF CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

Background: In an attempt to enhance the quality of the care we deliver as a Group in the hospital, we undertook the formation of a Quality Assurance Committee. It is composed of 3 MD’s, one [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A MULTIFACETED HOSPITALIST LED QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE TO CREATE A CULTURE OF CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

A NEW WAY TO SAY G-NITE: DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A TOOL TO IMPROVE DOCTOR-PATIENT COMMUNICATION IN THE HOSPITALIZED SETTING

Background: Developing effective tools which enhance patient-physician communication is crucial to improving the patient experience. Existing research has shown that there are several components which are central to effective communication, including creating a good interpersonal [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:07+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on A NEW WAY TO SAY G-NITE: DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A TOOL TO IMPROVE DOCTOR-PATIENT COMMUNICATION IN THE HOSPITALIZED SETTING

A PATIENT-CENTRIC APPROACH TO IMPROVING COMMUNICATION ABOUT MEDICATIONS IN THE IN-PATIENT ENVIRONMENT

Background: Discharge from an in-patient hospital stay is a critical opportunity to teach patients about their medications. Communication about medications and appropriate transition of care are two domains of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:18+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A PATIENT-CENTRIC APPROACH TO IMPROVING COMMUNICATION ABOUT MEDICATIONS IN THE IN-PATIENT ENVIRONMENT

A PROCESS APPROACH TO DECREASING HOSPITAL ONSET CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS

Background: Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) identified an opportunity to develop and implement prevention strategies to reduce hospital onset C. difficile infections (CDI). Hospital Onset (HO) CDI are included in National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:27:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A PROCESS APPROACH TO DECREASING HOSPITAL ONSET CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS

A SEPSIS ALERT SYSTEM WITH EARLY INTERVENTION BY A HOSPITALIST RAPID RESPONSE PROVIDER REDUCES MORTALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN THE SEPSIS POPULATION

Background: Sepsis is a leading cause of death in US hospitals, and is a major contributor to hospital mortality and length of stay. Much has been done in hospitals nationwide to identify and treat sepsis [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A SEPSIS ALERT SYSTEM WITH EARLY INTERVENTION BY A HOSPITALIST RAPID RESPONSE PROVIDER REDUCES MORTALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN THE SEPSIS POPULATION