Suicide prevention and ligature risk, medication management, and emergency management were among the topics addressed for environment of care and other healthcare and quality professionals attending The Joint Commission’s annual Hospital Executive Briefings in New York City.
To overcome the issues plaguing care coordination between PCPs and specialists, PCPs must embrace tools and resources that extend their clinical domain without delegating patient care.
After reviewing the literature, the team at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa implemented a guided reflection policy to enhance the information shared at Fall Friday Reviews.
The Churchill Hospital in England redesigned its urology care by developing a dedicated urology triage service.
The risk model, which is detailed in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, features seven variables that can be scored in as little as five minutes during a patient’s first day of hospital admission.
The need for continuous improvement requires embracing what psychologists refer to as a “growth mindset,” which stems from the belief that improvement is attainable through hard work and perseverance and can best be achieved through the development of an engaged, collaborative, and highly committed workforce.
Though it may appear overwhelming, it’s possible for organizations to harness the data collected from their health management efforts to more effectively quantify value.
In an article published July 2018 in BMJ Quality and Safety, researchers found that in a survey of family members of ICU patients, significantly more than half were hesitant to speak up about possible mistakes, mismatched care goals, confusing or conflicting information, or even inadequate hand hygiene.
The paper, published in the June issue of Health Affairs, asserts that preventive services can help patients maintain their good health, and that the entire healthcare delivery system must adopt a proactive approach to care.
Regardless of what organization you might use for accreditation, assess your hospital’s suicide prevention compliance against Joint Commission recommendations with a detailed risk assessment and mitigation plan.