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Abstract Number: 308

UTILIZING IDEA BOARD WEEKLY MEETINGS TO REDUCE READMISSIONS

Background: Readmission rate at UMASS Memorial Hospital medicine division is high at 15.5%. Majority of patients are admitted to Hospitalist service. Given the challenges in obtaining real time readmission data, physician engagement is poor. Etiology [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on UTILIZING IDEA BOARD WEEKLY MEETINGS TO REDUCE READMISSIONS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 254

Leads for needs: optimization of cardiac monitoring

Background: During 2016, the total billed cost of cardiac monitoring neared 4 million dollars at our institution and many patients were observed on the monitor without approved indication as published by the American Heart Association’s [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Leads for needs: optimization of cardiac monitoring