The Impact of Increasing Staff Engagement by Matthew Lim
Employee engagement is a crucial factor for the success of any organization. Engaged employees are more productive, less likely to leave, and provide better customer service. In healthcare, staff engagement is particularly important as it can impact outcomes and determine value. Value influences individual choice in healthcare In this blog post, we will explore the impact of increasing staff engagement in a healthcare organization, focusing on the Navigation Team.
Improving the C-diff Screening Process of New Patient Admissions to E1/EGR by Diana Mazur
By: Diana MazurTeam Members: Courtney Komar, Beth Wu, May Riley, Jenny Tran, Marcelo Quiroz, Amy Chang, Yuliya Behey, Laura JohnstonTeam Sponsors: Barbara Mayer and Karen McIntyre Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is a serious concern for patients admitted to hospitals, especially those undergoing blood and marrow transplant (BMT). BMT patients are at 5 times higher […]
Transitions of Care for Hematology Patients by Sarah Garrigues
We have witnessed sustained improvement far greater than the goal we set at the beginning of our project, which we credit to having implemented standard work and a technical solution that reduces EMR burden.
Reducing CEA and EVAR Length of Stay By Shernaz Dossabhoy
By: Shernaz Dossabhoy, MD, MBA Team Members: Jocelyn Morta, NP, Carolyn King, RN; Lauran Miklosey, RN; Thelma Flores, RN; Tara Lahiji-Neary, MBA, Sudip Nag (ad-hoc PFP) Team Sponsors: Ronald L. Dalman, MD and Sridhar Seshadri As healthcare providers, one of our main goals is to provide quality care for our patients while minimizing their hospital […]
Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle by Heidi Chan
By: Heidi ChanTeam Members: Sherah Bateman, Thelma Mallari, Sneha Krishna, Nicole Mundie, Lauren Puckett, Matt Muffly, Stephanie Chao Surgical site infections (SSI) are a major healthcare issue, accounting for a significant proportion of healthcare-associated infections. The prevention of SSIs is critical in enhancing patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and minimizing the burden of antimicrobial resistance. […]
Why Your Whole Team Should Attend the Annual Vizient Conference by Hurley Smith
Peer accountability, when used for good vs evil, can be a powerful force to drive teams towards moonshot goals. Consider attending the Vizient Connections Summit with your team. Not only will it deliver constancy of purpose, but it might not cost you or your institution anything. That’s right. Vizient will pay for your air, hotel, and most of your meals if you present on a topic. Please take the time to write up the amazing work you’re already doing and try something new with your team.
Bundle Up! Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle – Normothermia by Heidi Chan
Evidence demonstrates adherence to a surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is correlated with SSI reduction. Adherence to present SSI prevention bundle has not been evaluated and monitored, limiting ability to improve compliance.
Improving Blood Pressure Control in Stanford Stroke Clinic by Anirudh Sreekrishnan
Hypertension is a principal target for secondary stroke prevention, but only a minority of patients with a history of acute stroke have blood pressure under control (less than 130/80) when seen in outpatient follow-up in Stanford Stroke Clinic.
Decreasing Overbook Appointments – Cancer Infusion by Janice Kolsovsky
The Cancer Infusion areas have too many overbooks (definition in background), leading to delays in treatment for patients and schedules over-capacity during peak hours of operation.
Increasing Reporting of Therapy Safety Events in Radiation Oncology by Hilary Bagshaw
There has been a downward trend of safety events reported by Radiation Therapists through Radiation Oncology’s internal incident reporting system, Safety Through Alertness and Reaction (STAR).