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‘I WANT TO GO TO MY HOME, NOT A NURSING HOME’: A MOBILITY PILOT TO ALIGN PATIENT AND HOSPITAL GOALS.

Background: Many hospitalized patients spend most of their time in bed leading to increased complications. For elderly patients, hospitalization results in decreased post-hospital independence up to 1 month after discharge, which can be prevented with [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:39+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on ‘I WANT TO GO TO MY HOME, NOT A NURSING HOME’: A MOBILITY PILOT TO ALIGN PATIENT AND HOSPITAL GOALS.

‘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

“LESS IS MORE WHEN MORE IS TOO MUCH”: REDUCTION OF UNNECESSARY LAB ORDERS ON INPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES

Background: The practice of routinely ordering daily labs not based on clinical indication on patients in the hospital is a wasteful clinical practice. Routine daily labs can also lead to patient harm by causing pain [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:40+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on “LESS IS MORE WHEN MORE IS TOO MUCH”: REDUCTION OF UNNECESSARY LAB ORDERS ON INPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HANDOFFS FOR MEDICINE PATIENTS ADMITTED FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Background: The high volume of handoffs between the Emergency Department (ED) team and the inpatient team on a daily basis makes this a ripe area for care improvement. Effective, safe and organized transitions facilitate high [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Transitions of Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HANDOFFS FOR MEDICINE PATIENTS ADMITTED FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

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 NOVEL SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE CURRICULUM ENABLES PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS TO LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE MEANINGFULLY TO HOSPITAL MEDICINE SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT

Background: Systems-based practice (SBP) is critical to physicians’ work and is gaining emphasis in medical school curricula. Purpose: In this hospitalist-led pilot curriculum for first-year medical students, we developed a novel didactic and experiential approach to teaching SBP skills, [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:19:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Education, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on A NOVEL SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE CURRICULUM ENABLES PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS TO LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE MEANINGFULLY TO HOSPITAL MEDICINE SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT

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 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT INVESTIGATING METHODS TO OPTIMIZE CODE STATUS DISCUSSIONS (CSD’s) DURING INPATIENT ADMISSIONS

Background: CSD’s are an integral component of the inpatient admission process. However, despite their importance, CSD’s are not performed during all admissions. Residents physicians, who are at the forefront of the admission process, are rarely [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Quality Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT INVESTIGATING METHODS TO OPTIMIZE CODE STATUS DISCUSSIONS (CSD’s) DURING INPATIENT ADMISSIONS

A UNIT BASED LEADERSHIP TEAM INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE PROVIDER COMMUNICATION WITH HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS ABOUT NEW MEDICATION

Background: Many hospitalized patients have difficulty understanding what their care team tells them about medications and how to comply with medications. Communication failures about medications can have devastating consequences for hospitalized patients. Patients who report [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:41+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations|Comments Off on A UNIT BASED LEADERSHIP TEAM INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE PROVIDER COMMUNICATION WITH HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS ABOUT NEW MEDICATION

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO IMPROVING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN INTERNAL MEDICINE

Background: While Medicare data demonstrates that healthcare spending is up to four times higher in yearly decedents than survivors, studies demonstrate that early advance care planning (ACP) leads to improved clinical outcomes and reduces cost [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:18+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO IMPROVING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN INTERNAL MEDICINE

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Quality Improvement on the Inpatient Teaching Unit

Background: Interdisciplinary communication, quality improvment, and patient safety, are integral components to providing quality healthcare. Furthermore, the ACGME recognizes the importance of the learning and working environment, a culture of safety, and providing opportunities for [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:23:02+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations|Comments Off on An Interdisciplinary Approach to Quality Improvement on the Inpatient Teaching Unit

An Interdisciplinary Team to Support Implementation of a “System-of-Systems” to Identify, Assess, and Mitigate Threats to Patient Safety in Real-Time

Background: Implementing technology with the goal of eliminating preventable hospital-acquired conditions (e.g., CAUTI, CLABSI, etc.) in the acute care setting is an ongoing challenge, but it is crucial to creating a safer healthcare system. Increasingly, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:46+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on An Interdisciplinary Team to Support Implementation of a “System-of-Systems” to Identify, Assess, and Mitigate Threats to Patient Safety in Real-Time