Archive for the 'Care Mgmt/Discharge Planning' Category

Transform Underperforming “Problem” Units

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Perhaps your HCAHPS scores are improving–except for a couple of problem units.  What to do? Here’s what we notice as we coach nurse executives and unit managers related to identifying the issues impacting the patient/family experience.       Professional Practice Review of this department: As we review the anonymous online surveys completed by RNs, […]

Patient Care Assignments Drive Results

Monday, August 12th, 2013

When charge RNs set the stage for world class care to be delivered, then fundamental point-of-care processes are supported, and…. Assignments promote RN delegation and supervision of tasks to maximize task completion. Staffing is more effective  by  taking  full advantage of all work efforts through teamwork synergy. RN and provider connection  and authentic relationships with […]

Care-Continuum-Consistent Shared Mental Models

Friday, July 19th, 2013

In order for our population to thrive, healthcare entities must align themselves across the entire continuum of care–including all providers and stakeholders.  All clinicians and specialties must be able to communicate effectively– and we hope EHRs will help us make that happen.  We must also quickly identify when to adopt evidence-based practice guidelines based on rigorous  science so that we can rapidly adapt […]

Team Based Care Across Care Continuum

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The fundamental method to improve the health of our population is one patient/family at a time. Certainly we can and must influence and help manage and coordinate population health: reducing obesity, improving nutrition, attacking poverty and improving health management of chronic diseases like diabetes, COPD, CHF, and arthritis.  Nurses in the medical home model affect individual clinical and aggregate public […]

True Patient/Family Centered Care?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

From the boardroom to home health, everyone must share in the principles of patient-centered care: making patients and the community a part of the ongoing conversation about what works, and what doesn’t, in improving the health of our communities. Six steps are outline in this overview by Molly Gamble (from May 20, 2013, Beckers Hospital […]