Communication

Bringing the Patient’s Goals Into Interdisciplinary Clinical Bedside Rounds

Background: Interdisciplinary clinical rounds at the bedside can promote the core principles of patient- and family-centered care, including promoting respect and dignity, information sharing, and participation by the patient in the care and decision making.  [...]

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Design and Implementation of an Emr-Based Interactive Multidisciplinary Checklist on the Inpatient Medicine Ward

Background: One target for improvement of effective patient centered care on the inpatient medical ward is the mechanism for communication among the multidisciplinary care team (MCT).  The medical service at Stanford Hospital and Clinics recently [...]

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Doctor’s Orders: An Intervention to Achieve Earlier Discharge Times at an Academic Medical Center

Background: Hospitals around the country are facing patient flow issues. Late discharges on the inpatient floors are thought to contribute to overcrowding in the emergency department and increased evening admissions (Wertheimer, 2014). This can lead [...]

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Identifying Health Care Teams Using Electronic Health Records Access Data and Social Network Analysis

Background: Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems are broadly used to support the delivery of patient care and to facilitate communication and coordination among providers.  The use of EHR has been demonstrated to improve health care [...]

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Inbox Messaging: An Effective Tool for Minimizing Non-Urgent Paging Related Interruptions

Background: Communication is one of the foundations on which safe, high quality care is built. The nature of hospital medicine requires that providers be efficient and effective in communicating with multiple disciplines. This need for [...]

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Priority Structured Paging

Background: Paging is a commonly used, yet limited means of communication. Despite text capability, one-way numeric paging remains the dominant method of communication at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). On a modified Hospital Survey [...]

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Rapid-Fire Walkrounds: A Tool for Improving Multidisciplinary Teamwork

Background: High functioning medical teams are essential for providing safe and efficient medical care. To assess team culture on a medical-surgical unit, we conducted an abridged version of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [...]

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Social Networks in Electronic Health Records

Background: Team-based approaches have been broadly promoted to improve healthcare delivery in the U.S. However, few studies have analyzed the complexities of team-based communication in the current healthcare delivery landscape of increasing electronic health record [...]

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Starting on Day 1: An Interactive Role Play for Incoming Interns on the Importance of Interprofessional Practice

Background The goal of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) CLER program is to optimize the clinical learning environment for trainees, including improving interprofessional practice.  It is unclear how to best prepare interns [...]

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Who Moved My Ehr Cheese? A New Approach to Curating and Individualizing Communications to Physicians About Ehr Software Updates

Background: Communicating to physicians about electronic health record (EHR) software updates is important for maintaining clinical workflow and preserving patient safety. However, reaching providers with mass e-mails is challenging; the optimal strategy for educating providers [...]

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