On episode 66 of PSQH: The Podcast, Gregg Church, president of 4medica, talks about how to prevent duplicate patient records.
Incidents of workplace violence cost hospitals approximately $2.7 billion in 2016, according to a study from the American Hospital Association. Additionally, 13% of employee sick time is the result of workplace violence, according to the American Nurses Association. Workplace violence-related absenteeism can cost hospitals $53.7 million a year, according to the AHA report.
Judy Webb-Hapgood did not set out to work in supply chain. This nurse’s winding and complicated career path ultimately led her to be named system vice president of supply chain and support services at University of Wisconsin Health System in September 2021.
Stakeholders say the new program combines classroom instruction and practical experience with a nurse mentor for full-time apprentices at Corewell Health Ludington Hospital (formerly Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital) for a faster, less cumbersome path to RN licensure.
Boarding in emergency departments occurs when there is a shortage of inpatient beds for hospital admissions or there are no beds at external facilities such as psychiatric hospitals. The Joint Commission recommends that emergency department boarding not exceed four hours; however, it has become common to have emergency department boarding for days or weeks, according to ACEP.
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare is seeking to spotlight the best healthcare quality improvement case studies. By imparting their in-the-trenches experiences and lessons learned, the chosen case studies will shed light on an issue, practice, or principle that affects stakeholders across the modern medical staff landscape.
Writing in the November issue of The Lancet Digital Health, researchers form the New York-based health system describe the creation of the Mount Sinai Employee Health COVID-19 REDCap Registry, a cloud-based digital framework using a web application known as Research Electronic Data Capture.
Under a newly imposed Patient Code of Conduct, patients and visitors who disrupt care, make verbal or physical threats — including racist, sexist, discriminatory or disrespectful comments about clinicians, other hospital staff, other patients and visitors — could face a verbal reprimand, and even expulsion from the Boston hospital and possible suspension of future care access.
In its annual final rule on hospital outpatient prospective payment and ambulatory surgical center payment systems, scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 23, CMS also finalized a set of REH Conditions of Participation (CoP), which it says track closely with CoPs for critical access hospitals.
On episode 65 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Glen Xiong, clinical professor at UC Davis Health and Chief Medical Officer at SafelyYou, talks about the impact of patient falls on senior care.