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A MULTIFACETED HOSPITALIST LED QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE TO CREATE A CULTURE OF CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

Background: In an attempt to enhance the quality of the care we deliver as a Group in the hospital, we undertook the formation of a Quality Assurance Committee. It is composed of 3 MD’s, one [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A MULTIFACETED HOSPITALIST LED QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE TO CREATE A CULTURE OF CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

DEVELOPING HOSPITALIST LEADERS TO STANDARDIZE CARE AND IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

Background: As hospital reimbursement models and publicly available CMS ratings place a stronger emphasis on improved patient throughput, safety, and satisfaction, it has become increasingly important for hospitals to develop cohesive care teams aligned with [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:39+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on DEVELOPING HOSPITALIST LEADERS TO STANDARDIZE CARE AND IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

DOES EHR EFFICIENCY AFFECT QUALITY OF CARE FOR HOSPITAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS?

Background: Hospitalists balance efficiency and quality in their daily practice. How a physician’s time management affects care quality is unknown. Accordingly, we aimed to compare the EHR efficiency of hospitalists, as measured by their time [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:55:39+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on DOES EHR EFFICIENCY AFFECT QUALITY OF CARE FOR HOSPITAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS?

Improving Oncology Handoffs with Standardized Elements

Background: Standardizing inter-shift handoff procedures enhances continuity of care and quality with an associated reduction in preventable medical errors. This is particularly relevant in the inpatient oncology population where patients have a relatively high morbidity/mortality [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:29+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Quality Improvement, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Improving Oncology Handoffs with Standardized Elements

INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE AGGRESSIVE END OF LIFE CARE AMONG CANCER PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: Aggressive EOL treatments in advanced cancer patients are associated with low-value care and frequently lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. Since 2012, the National Quality Forum (NQF), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and Centers for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE AGGRESSIVE END OF LIFE CARE AMONG CANCER PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

LESSONS LEARNED FROM A RESIDENT-CREATED EXPERIENTIAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY CURRICULUM FOR MEDICAL AND NURSING STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Background: Quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) methods are being used to drive positive change in healthcare. To date, these efforts have led to slow and inconsistent change. Insufficient expertise remains a significant rate-limiting step [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on LESSONS LEARNED FROM A RESIDENT-CREATED EXPERIENTIAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY CURRICULUM FOR MEDICAL AND NURSING STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

THE MODEL TO AMPLIFY THE MISSING POTENTIAL (AMP) OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS STRUGGLING TO IMPROVE QUALITY: RESULTS FROM A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: Some healthcare organizations struggle to improve quality. Identifying characteristics associated with underperformance may help inform approaches to improvement. Therefore, we sought to: (a) Identify organizational factors associated with low-performing healthcare organizations and (b) propose [...]

By | 2018-03-29T15:35:17+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Top 15 Research and Innovation Oral Abstracts|Comments Off on THE MODEL TO AMPLIFY THE MISSING POTENTIAL (AMP) OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS STRUGGLING TO IMPROVE QUALITY: RESULTS FROM A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

THE PROVIDERS DID WHAT?! WORKFLOW-DRIVEN DECISION SUPPORT OF INPATIENT QUALITY MEASURES

Background: Nebraska Medicine is dedicated to the continuous, goal-directed improvement of: 1. Central venous catheter (CVC) duration 2. Indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) duration 3. Telemetry duration 4. VTE prophylaxis 5. Non-violent restraint order renewal Clinical [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:20+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on THE PROVIDERS DID WHAT?! WORKFLOW-DRIVEN DECISION SUPPORT OF INPATIENT QUALITY MEASURES

USE OF THE PROJECT IMPACT DISCHARGE TRANSITION BUNDLE TO REDUCE ASTHMA READMISSIONS: A RETROSPECTIVE MULTIFACTORIAL ANALYSIS

Background: Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children with prevalence approaching 10%. Barriers to follow up care, poor access to medication and lack of disease education pose a threat to patient safety and increase [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:35+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on USE OF THE PROJECT IMPACT DISCHARGE TRANSITION BUNDLE TO REDUCE ASTHMA READMISSIONS: A RETROSPECTIVE MULTIFACTORIAL ANALYSIS