As we all know, inpatient clinical statuses can change regularly, and a patient might need multiple interventions (e.g. ... start. Partnerships with local experts, complete medication reconciliation upon hospital admission, and awareness of available
Fortunately, the CMS patient safety indicator 90 (PSI-90) only includes ICD-10-CM codes J95821 and J95822, which are assigned whenever “respiratory failure” is documented postoperatively. ... However, CMS and other payers frown upon documentation of
This month's Success Story and Q&A both look at interventions affecting patient experience. ... The Q&A explains how a project intended to improve patient safety had unexpected effects, while the Success Story rounds describes a technological innovation
Throughout 2015, the program rolled out in phases, and results from the first six months were published in January 2018 by the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. ... Another concern was that patient flow in the ED would slow down,
patient care improvement and patient safety efforts.
In 2010, Ms. Connors developed the Resilience in Stressful Events (RISE) program with a pediatric chaplain, a patient safety director, a doctoral student, and general internist Albert Wu, MD, FACP. ... The program also appears to be cost-saving for the
Results were published in the November Health Affairs. Patient age, demographics, and comorbid disease burden were similar before and after the program was implemented.
PharmD, manager of pharmacy services, and Kevin Smith, MD, FACP, Loyola's associate chief medical officer for quality and safety. ... Ganio said he is not aware of any substantial adverse patient safety events.
Why do we make this one diagnosis so unimportant in the patient's overall picture?”. ... In addition to the reimbursement stipulations, AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) keep track of hospitals' rates of stage 3, stage 4, and unstageable pressure
In the hospital, privacy is a scarce commodity often sacrificed in return for patient safety or our own convenience. ... their level of mobility and level of safety to determine the best method of transporting a patient to the restroom or transferring a