AI is currently being implemented in many aspects of nursing, including documentation, admission and discharge processes, measuring and monitoring vitals, and data collection and analysis. However, the success of AI varies, and depends largely on proper implementation.
On episode 99 of PSQH: The Podcast, Brandy Sparkman-Beierle, Chief Clinical Officer at Homecare Homebase, talks about the growth of home-based healthcare.
According to more than 20,000 physicians and more than 32,000 nurses surveyed for a KLAS Arch Collaborative report, improving staffing and aligning leadership with staff were the number one and number two solutions, respectively, for addressing burnout.
The New Jersey-based health system is collaborating with care.ai to integrate its virtual care technology throughout Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden following a pilot program launched late last year in one med-surg unit. Virtua executives say the platform will eventually be scaled out to all hospitals in the health system.
The report, prepared by the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), analyzed $10.3 billion in E/M services billed to Medicare between March and November of 2020, of which $1.4 billion, or about 14%, were conducted by telemedicine.
According to OSHA, in 2020, hospitals recorded nearly three times more work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees than in all industries combined.
HealthSnap over the past two years to build out RPM and chronic care management (CCM) programs that now collectively serve more than 25,000 patients through 94 primary care clinics and involving more than 400 physicians.
Hospital patient throughput is a key metric for hospitals. Weak throughput can lead to boarding in emergency departments and patient safety concerns such as hospital-acquired infections when patient lengths of stay are extended beyond medical necessity.
Over a five-year period (2015 to 2020), 117,000 homecare workers were treated in emergency departments for work-related injuries, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced February 6 in the latest edition of its eNews publication. The recently completed research found that nearly all injured workers (93%) were female.
The At Home Observation and Medical Evaluation (HOME) Services Act, if passed, would give the strategy some life beyond the planned December 31, 2024 expiration date for the Medicare waiver that supports the program.