In this Q&A, Gina Thomas, RN, MBA, chief nursing advisor at Lumere, offers her perspective on how healthcare organizations can manage the challenges involved in evaluating the clinical, cost, and safety benefits of medical devices.
IHI describes an age-friendly health system as one where older adults get the best care possible, experience no healthcare-related harms, and are satisfied with the care they receive.
Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center said shorter hospital stays were not associated with morbidly obese patients who lost between five and 10 pounds before the surgical procedure.
The researchers contend that declines in risk-adjusted readmission rates for targeted conditions are 48% lower than previously reported.
In research published recently by Stroke, mobile stroke units were associated with a 10-minute gain in a key IAT workflow metric: emergency room arrival to treatment time, or door-to-puncture-time.
Shapiro and several colleagues recently published a journal article about a five-tier hierarchy that they developed to help healthcare administrators prioritize interventions that address medical staff burnout.
Conducted in June 2019, the study by InCrowd found that 68% of physicians across all specialties are dealing with burnout.
Researchers interviewed 158 hospital staff members including nurses, physicians, and administrators during site visits to nine hospitals participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation program.
Leapfrog is promoting a nine-point Never Event Policy to help health systems and hospitals address catastrophic medical errors. The nonprofit group defines a never event as egregious mistakes such as surgery performed on the wrong patient or foreign objects left inside a patient after surgery.
Over the last decade or so, the industry has made enormous progress in digitizing significant amounts of clinical, administrative, and billing data, but this effort has not come without problems.