Donabedian’s model evolved over the past five decades as greater sources of data became available through the deployment of transactional systems such as electronic medical records (EMR). In addition, advances in computing power and data storage now allow analysis of these data-rich repositories by workers not necessarily trained in traditional IT.
Imagine a world where surgeons and their teams could practice a surgical procedure using VR software. It’s apparently here, and Osso claims to train approximately 1,000 surgeons a month using not much more than a headset that looks like a pair of goggles and two handheld controllers.
The intent of this paper is to begin filling the void in the literature as to the importance of the clinician and supply chain relationship and its impact on achievement of the Quadruple Aim, and to make recommendations for alignment between frontline clinicians and the supply chain. This paper will also contend that an “invisible” healthcare supply chain represents a high-functioning, efficient supply chain as clinician needs are being met, resulting in quality care administration among other areas of impact.
ISMP respectfully concludes that little evidence was provided that should cause healthcare providers to abandon the use of judicious and well-placed independent double checks for selected high-alert medications. Instead, ISMP continues to believe that the selective and proper use of manual independent double checks plays an important role in medication safety.
In addition to comments, there is plenty of quantitative data related to the patient experience. Most organizations, regardless of sector (long-term care, home health, emergency department, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics, hospitals) have some kind of survey related to their patients’ experiences.
A 2018 study published in Genetics in Medicine by clinical testing lab Ambry Genetics found these DTC genetic tests had a 40% false positive rate. In addition, 17% of variants in raw data from DTC tests were misinterpreted as high risk.
Known in the industry as e-consultations, the telemedicine platforms help connect PCPs with specialists to help improve care management and care coordination for patients. The services are being touted as a cost-effective way to expand access to care and improve outcomes, as well.
A June survey from the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists found 74% of U.S. adults are concerned about burnout among healthcare professionals, including nearly one in four (23%) who are very concerned. Eighty percent of Americans reported that when their doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or other healthcare professional is feeling burned out, the quality of their care decreases.
The behavior is widespread. When Medscape surveyed 6,200 physicians and clinicians in 2018 about sexual harassment incidents over the prior three years, it found 7% of physicians and 11% of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants had experienced sexual harassment.
CDC statistics show that the 2018–2019 season broke records, logging in at 21 weeks long, from October 1, 2018 to May 4, 2019. Up to 42 million cases of the flu were reported, resulting in 20 million medical visits, 647,000 hospitalizations, and about 61,000 deaths.