PSQH reached out to experts throughout healthcare to get their predictions for what will happen in patient safety and healthcare quality in 2024. Here’s what they had to say.
More than 3,000 attendees have gathered in Orlando this week for the IHI Forum, which officials say will mainly focus on three themes: the use of AI in healthcare, reducing healthcare’s carbon footprint, and improving health equity.
Health equity has become a top priority for healthcare providers nationwide. Last year, health equity was added as the Quintuple Aim for healthcare providers. In 2008, the Triple Aim for healthcare improvement was introduced, featuring improvement of population health, enhancement of the care experience, and reduction of costs. In 2014, the Quadruple Aim for healthcare improvement was created with the addition of workforce well-being as a fourth element to address healthcare worker burnout.
School districts need to think outside the box and look for innovative, cost-effective healthcare solutions. Fortunately, telehealth services and revolutionary healthcare companies are developing more efficient ways to do that.
The program teaches students how to analyze data about and for their communities. The goal is to have students identify and work to resolve a national blind spot to get ahead of the next pandemic and lift the quality of data collection throughout the entire industry.
On episode 88 of PSQH: The Podcast, Nassim Bickham, VP of Care Transformation at TimelyCare, talks about the need for safe care environments for transgender and gender-nonconforming patients.
Burnout and staffing shortages continue to hit healthcare organizations hard even three years after the start of COVID-19. In a new report from the Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative, 80% of respondents felt that the current workforce was too small to serve their patients’ needs.
The numbers aren’t getting better, either: The attrition rate for providers leaving healthcare increased along with burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there simply are not enough of these highly trained professionals to keep up with the turnover.
There are many reasons for this disparity in healthcare experiences, but it starts with social determinants of health, says Dr. Soo Rhee, vice president of medical board-certified solutions for Healthgrades and a board-certified physician in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism; internal medicine; and obesity medicine.
The new study, which was conducted by the Urban Institute, is based on data collected from parents with children under the age of 19. The data was drawn from the June 2022 Urban Institute Health Reform Monitoring Survey. That survey had a sample size of 9,494 adults.