‘discharge by Appointment’ Improves Patient Flow, by Increasing Number of Discharges Before Noon

Background:  Most patient discharges(DC) from hospitals occur in the afternoons, thus creating patient flow and potentially patient safety issues. This creates increased ER boarding hours and delays interunit patient transfers between ICU, stepdown and medical units. Sick patients may [...]

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Building Parallel Co-Management Services in a Large Academic Hospitalist Group

Background: Co-management across service lines has become increasingly common in hospital medicine. SHM’s Co-Management Task Force has outlined several components of a successful co-management program. Recent studies have shown that cross-disciplinary service arrangements, which are [...]

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Measuring and Improving Provider Experience in Healthcare

Background: Provider engagement is a key component of improving healthcare delivery in any healthcare setting. Characteristics of burnout are prevalent among healthcare providers and have been associated with lower engagement, increased errors and poor long term sustainability in [...]

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Transition to Practice Program for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Background: The institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” outlines recommendations that position nurses to influence the future of health care. Implementation of nurse residency programs is one [...]

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