The EDSM team at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center was detailed recently in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The EDSM team at the hospital includes a patient navigator, social workers, care coordination nurses, a pharmacist, physician consultants, and specialists in transitional care, substance use, and quality improvement.
CMS officials said complaint investigations must and still will be carried out, but that to “ensure quality of care oversight, while providing hospitals the ability to focus on serving their patients and communities,” the federal agency is limiting the scope of hospital surveys for at least the next 30 days, with the potential for 30-day renewals to follow.
Devin Jopp, EdD, MS, began working as the new CEO of APIC in December. In previous roles, he has worked with prime healthcare stakeholders, including payers, providers, and healthcare information technology professionals. For example, he served as president and CEO at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, which focuses on enhancing the exchange of healthcare information.
The tool is designed for building managers and engineers to better identify strategies, such as adjusting ventilation rates or setting up portable air cleaners, that could help reduce exposure to the coronavirus in indoor spaces—like hospital rooms, waiting areas, or offices.
A host of additional snares have arisen during the past year, but Rose points out that, pandemic or not, patients struggle with three main medication adherence challenges: The patient never takes a prescribed medication at all. This can occur for a number of reasons such as misunderstanding their chronic diagnosis or the need for taking a medication.
Of the 267 study participants, nearly 70 were registered and advanced practice nurses, along with resident physicians, resident chaplains, attending physicians, medical center faculty, and hospital administrative/managerial clinical staff at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
Patients with psychiatric illness can spend lengthy periods of time in emergency departments waiting for psychiatric evaluation or transfer to an inpatient psychiatric facility. Earlier research found that the mean length of stay (LOS) for psychiatric patients in emergency departments awaiting an inpatient bed was 16.5 hours and LOS for psychiatric patients in EDs awaiting transfer to another facility was 21.5 hours.
On episode 20 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Lissy Hu, founder and CEO of CarePort, talks about how aggregating COVID-19 data has helped improve patient care.
In a typical year, the seasonal influenza runs through May and can cause about 45 million illnesses, hospitalize more than 810,000 people, and claim more than 60,000 lives, according to the CDC.
Across the country, health systems and hospitals have established incident command centers to manage the challenges of the pandemic. At Northwell Health last spring, incident command leadership was a key element in the health system’s response to the hottest hot spot in the first coronavirus patient surge.