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Abstract Number: 287

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Background: Medication errors harm 1.5 million patients yearly, designating medication reconciliation a National Patient Safety Goal. The average hospitalized patient is subject to at least 1 medication error per day (IOM,2007), with 70% of patients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:46-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

HM2018 Abstract Number: 265

ACCURACY OF A PATIENT’S PCP IN THE EMR

Background: Insufficient communication, particularly at transitions in patient care, is a common and accepted cause of negative outcomes. Handoffs between hospitalists and primary care physicians (PCPs) are infrequent, occurring in 3-20% of cases (2). Many [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:38-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on ACCURACY OF A PATIENT’S PCP IN THE EMR

HM2018 Abstract Number: 301

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO REDUCING MEDICATION ALERTS

Background: Medication alerts are one of the touted safety features with the electronic health record (EHR). With time, users tend to override the alerts, which leads to patient harm. The phenomenon of “alert fatigue” is [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:36-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO REDUCING MEDICATION ALERTS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 207

PICKING OF PICCS

Background: The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) fails to meet the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) benchmarks for central line utilization rates and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are central [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:14-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on PICKING OF PICCS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 1

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 | 2018-03-22T15:06:23-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations|Comments Off on VIRTUAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS: AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD – BASED DISCHARGE COMMUNICATION TOOL

HM2016 Abstract Number: 209

Resident Progress Note Improvement Via a Standardized Template

Background: The daily progress note is the foundation of inpatient documentation and communication for healthcare providers. With the advent of the electronic medical record, copy-and-pasting, note bloat, inconsistencies, erroneous data, and lack of cognitive processing [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Resident Progress Note Improvement Via a Standardized Template