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Abstract Number: 463

LIGHTNING HUDDLE: AN INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR IMPROVING PATIENT THROUGHPUT

Background: One of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) core competencies (listed as Principle 7) is that Hospitalists provide effective clinical resource utilization. Examples: cost effective care, high-value care, and designing processes that address cost [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:27:04-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on LIGHTNING HUDDLE: AN INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR IMPROVING PATIENT THROUGHPUT

Abstract Number: 447

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 | 2019-03-11T14:26:39-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on DEVELOPING HOSPITALIST LEADERS TO STANDARDIZE CARE AND IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

Abstract Number: 318

REDESIGNING YOUR INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS TO GET YOUR ACCOUNTABLE CARE UNIT BACK ON TRACK

Background: Geographic Accountable Care Units (ACUs) have been in existence for years at our institution. The ACUs have demonstrated improved throughput, quality and patient experience metrics. Our hospitalists have embraced the ACU philosophy due to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:30-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on REDESIGNING YOUR INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS TO GET YOUR ACCOUNTABLE CARE UNIT BACK ON TRACK

Abstract Number: 280

STUCK IN TRAFFIC: USING A QUEUING THEORY MODEL TO PREDICT PATIENT DELAYS TO A UNIT

Background: Delays in care can lead to patient harm. At our large urban academic medical center, we have been struggling with increasing inpatient volumes and delays, particularly to enter our medicine, observation, and cardiology units. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:35-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on STUCK IN TRAFFIC: USING A QUEUING THEORY MODEL TO PREDICT PATIENT DELAYS TO A UNIT

Abstract Number: 40

EIC TO DC: EARLY INTERVENTION COMMITTEES (EIC) HELP DISCHARGE (DC) LONG LENGTH OF STAY PATIENTS

Background: In the throughput arena, one of the most challenging groups of hospitalized patients is the long length of stay (LLOS) patients. Although representing a minority of inpatients, this LLOS population contributes to the majority [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:16:56-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on EIC TO DC: EARLY INTERVENTION COMMITTEES (EIC) HELP DISCHARGE (DC) LONG LENGTH OF STAY PATIENTS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 5

MOVING THE BAR, EVEN IF YOU CAN’T MOVE THE BED

Background: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement tells us that successful discharge planning starts at admission; however, when that admission occurs to a closed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), traditional discharge planning can be delayed until the [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Other, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on MOVING THE BAR, EVEN IF YOU CAN’T MOVE THE BED

HM2018 Abstract Number: 14

FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS

Background: Many end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients present with complaints related to missed or incomplete hemodialysis (HD). Inpatient HD units often are not credentialed for outpatient use which results in extra cost and consumes [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:13:54-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS