There is still time to register! Join your colleagues on October 19-20, 2023, at ABQAURP’s Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
For two large employers, one type of nurse advice line—a nurse-first remote triage model—reduces unnecessary emergency department and urgent care visits. It’s an approach that lowers healthcare costs for both employees and employers and helps minimize readmissions by offering patients clinical support when they need it, including after hours.
Healthcare organizations are moving away from the bulky ultrasound machines of years past and embracing digital health platforms that make imaging more mobile and integrate directly with the EHR to improve care management and workflows.
On episode 87 of PSQH: The Podcast, Hari Prasad, CEO and co-founder of Yosi Health, talks about the evolution of the patient experience.
In addition to making medical devices more effective, applications that impact patients’ health can now qualify as medical devices. Such software as a medical device (SaMD) is certified within the same standards as physical gadgets to be safe and effective for patients.
The chief experience officer’s role was once defined as one of service excellence, and the executive was responsible for ensuring that the healthcare organization was delivering top-notch service, according to standards established by the health system. But with the rise of patient-centered care, that role has shifted radically around to focus on the delivery of care and services that meet the patient’s expectations.
More than 80% of hospitals recently surveyed by the American Hospital Association are collecting data on social determinants of health (SDOH), many through their EHR platform and health information exchanges. Yet only half of those hospitals are collecting data regularly.
If the pandemic taught us anything, it was that healthcare needs to meet patients where they are—not the other way around. In terms of pediatric care, this means reevaluating how schools, students, and faculty access healthcare. Let’s talk about how modern healthcare solutions are improving access to top-tier services on school campuses.
Patient safety includes medical errors that impact patients and “near misses” that could have reached patients. Patient safety has been a pressing issue in healthcare since 1999, with the publication of the landmark report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. York, Pennsylvania-based WellSpan Health reassessed the health system’s approach to patient safety in 2020.
Physician associates are part of the solution for workforce shortages in the healthcare sector, says Folusho Ogunfiditimi, DM, MPH, PA-C, president and chair of the Board of Directors at the American Academy of Physician Associates.