The Clinical Nurse Transition program is part of the health system’s approach to help newly graduated RNs feel supported by setting them up with specially-chosen, experienced nurses who serve as personal coaches (PCs)—around the clock, if necessary.
On episode 30 of PSQH: The Podcast, Niall O’Connor, chief technology officer of Cohere Health, talks about using AI and machine learning to improve patient care.
From March to June 2020, 30% of all U.S. outpatient activity was conducted via telehealth, in contrast to 0.8% in the same time period during 2019, according to FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims and is entrusted with Medicare Parts A, B, and D claims data for 2013 to the present.
Patient experience is a valuable element of addressing patient safety incidents and conducting quality improvement initiatives. After decades of operating with provider-centric care, healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly patient-centric. Evaluating and improving patient experience is a core component of patient-centric care.
Healthcare settings pose several safety concerns for caregivers and other staff members. The dangers include emotional and psychological harm, hazards such as contaminated sharp objects, and workplace violence. The CEO Coalition’s Declaration of Principles focuses on three areas of healthcare worker safety. The CEO Coalition features the top executives at 10 healthcare organizations, including Cleveland Clinic, Henry Ford Health System, SSM Health, and UCLA Hospital System.
Nearly half of COVID-19 patients left the hospital with significant functional decline post-discharge, a new study from Michigan Medicine found. Of those survivors who suffered functional decline, 80% were referred for additional therapy after discharge. Nearly 20% of all patients declined to the point that they were no longer able to live independently.
The Family Presence Policy Decision-Making Toolkit for Nurse Leaders, a free resource, was developed by a stakeholder group consisting of nurses, healthcare executives, quality and safety experts, and patients and family caregivers convened by Planetree International, a not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations to create cultures of person-centered care.
California state health officials announced this week that they will extend a mask mandate through June 15, despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that lifted many of the restrictions for fully vaccinated people.
Physician burnout is widespread in the United States. In a survey The Physicians Foundation conducted in spring 2020, 58% of physicians reported feelings associated with burnout compared to 40% of physicians in a survey the organization conducted in 2018.
On episode 29 of PSQH: The Podcast, Jason Warrelmann, global director of healthcare and life sciences at UiPath, talks about how automation is helping with COVID-19 vaccination rollouts.