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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341615/design-and-usability-of-a-heart-failure-mhealth-system-a-pilot-study
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Nagla Alnosayan, Samir Chatterjee, Ala Alluhaidan, Edward Lee, Linda Houston Feenstra
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in mobile health (mHealth) systems, little is known about patients' and providers' experiences using a new mHealth system design. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand challenges and provide design considerations for a personalized mHealth system that could effectively support heart failure (HF) patients after they transition into the home environment. METHODS: Following exploratory interviews with nurses and preventive care physicians, an mHealth system was developed...
March 24, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334592/using-an-electronic-perioperative-documentation-tool-to-identify-returns-to-operating-room-ror-in-a-tertiary-care-academic-medical-center
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Robert R Cima, Sarah R Dhanorker, Christopher L Ostendorf, Mfonabasi Ntekpe, Raghu V Mudundi, Elizabeth B Habermann, Claude Deschamps
BACKGROUND: The metric "Unplanned returns to operating room (ROR)" is being tracked in surgical quality dashboards; 70% of unplanned RORs may be related to surgical complications. With increasing regionalization of trauma and complex surgical care at tertiary care academic centers, it is unclear if a simple ROR metric is a valid assessment of surgical quality at such centers. METHOD: A real-time electronic tool was used to identify all RORs-planned and unplanned-in a high-volume, high-complexity academic surgical practice at Mayo Clinic-Rochester within 45 days of the index operation...
March 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325207/using-a-systematic-framework-of-interventions-to-improve-early-discharges
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Hemali Patel, Sasha Morduchowicz, Michelle Mourad
BACKGROUND: Late-afternoon hospital discharges can lead to admission bottlenecks and negatively affect the flow of patients needing hospital admission. Delays in discharge are a prevalent health care problem and have been linked to increased length of stay, lower patient satisfaction scores, and adverse outcomes. As a result, hospitals are placing a renewed emphasis on early discharge as a way to reduce admission delays and achieve optimal patient flow. This study shows that the Model for Improvement (MFI) is an effective approach for complex improvement efforts...
April 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302523/evaluation-of-performance-indicators-applied-to-a-material-recovery-facility-fed-by-mixed-packaging-waste
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Maria Laura Mastellone, Raffaele Cremiato, Lucio Zaccariello, Roberta Lotito
Most of the integrated systems for municipal solid waste management aim to increase the recycling of secondary materials by means of physical processes including sorting, shredding and reprocessing. Several restrictions prevent from reaching a very high material recycling efficiency: the variability of the composition of new-marketed materials used for packaging production and its shape and complexity are critical issues. The packaging goods are in fact made of different materials (aluminium, polymers, paper, etc...
March 14, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291130/making-the-pediatric-perioperative-surgical-home-come-to-life-by-leveraging-existing-health-information-technology
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Izabela C Leahy, Rachel Borczuk, Lynne R Ferrari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To design a patient data dashboard for the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital that supports care integration across the healthcare system as described by the pediatric perioperative surgical home (PPSH) initiative. RECENT FINDINGS: By using 360 Technology, patient data was automatically pulled from all available Electronic Health Record sources from 2005 to the present. The PPSH dashboard described in this report provides a guide for implementation of PPSH Clinical Care Pathways...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281837/competency-milestones-for-medical-students-design-implementation-and-analysis-at-one-medical-school
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Kimberly D Lomis, Regina G Russell, Mario A Davidson, Amy E Fleming, Cathleen C Pettepher, William B Cutrer, Geoffrey M Fleming, Bonnie M Miller
Competency-based assessment seeks to align measures of performance directly with desired learning outcomes based upon the needs of patients and the healthcare system. Recognizing that assessment methods profoundly influence student motivation and effort, it is critical to measure all desired aspects of performance throughout an individual's medical training. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) defined domains of competency for residency; the subsequent Milestones Project seeks to describe each learner's progress toward competence within each domain...
March 10, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250513/an-equity-dashboard-to-monitor-vaccination-coverage
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Catherine Arsenault, Sam Harper, Arijit Nandi, José M Mendoza Rodríguez, Peter M Hansen, Mira Johri
Equity monitoring is a priority for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and for those implementing The2030 agenda for sustainable development. For its new phase of operations, Gavi reassessed its approach to monitoring equity in vaccination coverage. To help inform this effort, we made a systematic analysis of inequalities in vaccination coverage across 45 Gavi-supported countries and compared results from different measurement approaches. Based on our findings, we formulated recommendations for Gavi's equity monitoring approach...
February 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240996/impact-of-the-opioid-safety-initiative-on-opioid-related-prescribing-in-veterans
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Lewei A Lin, Amy S B Bohnert, Robert D Kerns, Michael A Clay, Dara Ganoczy, Mark A Ilgen
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) designed the Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) to help decrease opioid prescribing practices associated with adverse outcomes. Key components included disseminating a dashboard tool that aggregates electronic medical record data to audit real-time opioid-related prescribing and identifying a clinical leader at each facility to implement the tool and promote safer prescribing. This study examines changes associated with OSI implementation in October 2013 among all adult VHA patients who filled outpatient opioid prescriptions...
January 4, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219452/stop-stroke-a-brief-report-on-door-to-needle-times-and-performance-after-implementing-an-acute-care-coordination-medical-application-and-implications-to-emergency-medical-services
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Robert Dickson, Adrian Nedelcut, Melissa McPeek Nedelcut
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Stop Stroke (Pulsara; Bozeman, Montana USA) medical application on door-to-needle (DTN) time in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with an acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of the Good Shepherd Health System (Longview, Texas USA) stroke quality improvement dashboard for a 25-month period from February 2012 through February 2014. Data analysis includes all data from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS; Baltimore, Maryland USA) reportable cases receiving Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) for AIS during the study period...
February 21, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190953/development-of-an-obesity-prevention-dashboard-for-wisconsin
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Karissa Ryan, Parvathy Pillai, Patrick L Remington, Kristen Malecki, Sara Lindberg
IMPORTANCE: A comprehensive obesity surveillance system monitors obesity rates along with causes and related health policies, which are valuable for tracking and identifying problems needing intervention. METHODS: A statewide obesity dashboard was created using the County Health Rankings model. Indicators were obtained through publicly available secondary data sources and used to rank Wisconsin amongst other states on obesity rates, health factors, and policies...
November 2016: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183346/study-protocol-improving-the-transition-of-care-from-a-non-network-hospital-back-to-the-patient-s-medical-home
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Roman A Ayele, Emily Lawrence, Marina McCreight, Kelty Fehling, Jamie Peterson, Russell E Glasgow, Borsika A Rabin, Robert Burke, Catherine Battaglia
BACKGROUND: The process of transitioning Veterans to primary care following a non-Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitalization can be challenging. Poor transitions result in medical complications and increased hospital readmissions. The goal of this transition of care quality improvement (QI) project is to identify gaps in the current transition process and implement an intervention that bridges the gap and improves the current transition of care process within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166480/the-need-for-data-informed-clinical-supervision-in-substance-use-disorder-treatment
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Alex T Ramsey, Ana Baumann, David Patterson, Yan Yan, Ben Cooper, Enola Proctor
BACKGROUND: Effective clinical supervision is necessary for high-quality care in community-based substance use disorder treatment settings, yet little is known about current supervision practices. Some evidence suggests that supervisors and counselors differ in their experiences of clinical supervision; however, the impact of this misalignment on supervision quality is unclear. Clinical information monitoring systems may support supervision in substance use disorder treatment, but the potential use of these tools must first be explored...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166175/using-twitter-to-identify-and-respond-to-food-poisoning-the-food-safety-stl-project
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Jenine K Harris, Jared B Hawkins, Leila Nguyen, Elaine O Nsoesie, Gaurav Tuli, Raed Mansour, John S Brownstein
CONTEXT: Foodborne illness affects 1 in 4 US residents each year. Few of those sickened seek medical care or report the illness to public health authorities, complicating prevention efforts. Citizens who report illness identify food establishments with more serious and critical violations than found by regular inspections. New media sources, including online restaurant reviews and social media postings, have the potential to improve reporting. OBJECTIVE: We implemented a Web-based Dashboard (HealthMap Foodborne Dashboard) to identify and respond to tweets about food poisoning from St Louis City residents...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157774/a-home-care-practice-scenario-using-clinical-dashboards
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Seonah Lee, Trish Huebner
Portable electronic medical records used by home care nurses do not provide well-organized displays of previous documentation regarding patient care. The retrieved information is in a disorderly format; therefore, clinicians have to manually organize necessary information from multiple screens. This article describes the development of clinical dashboards to present key information necessary for individual patient care; a scenario using the clinical dashboards; and home care nurses' perceptions of the clinical dashboards...
February 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152947/measuring-value-in-bundled-payments-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Tracy E Spinks, Alexis B Guzman, Randal S Weber, Ehab Y Hanna, Amy Clark Hessel, Beth Michelle Beadle, Kate A Hutcheson, James Incalcaterra, Nancy M Wood, Delrose Jones, Thomas W Feeley
11 Background: Value, defined as outcomes relative to costs, cannot be improved without rigorous long-term measurement. To assess value within a bundled payment pilot for head and neck cancer, we aim to generate timely, patient-centered outcomes and robust, near-real time financial tracking (Porter and Teisberg, Redefining health care. Creating value-based competition on results; Harvard Business School Press, 2006). METHODS: Clinical and quality experts created an outcome measure set for head and neck cancer, using a three-tiered outcomes hierarchy from Michael Porter of Harvard Business School as a framework...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152906/development-of-an-oncology-quality-metric-evaluation-and-prioritization-tool-qmept
#16
Michelle Evangelista
260 Background: For reporting purposes and to enable ongoing quality improvement, it is essential that metrics reflective of quality oncology care delivery are tracked and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Collection of performance data and incorporation into a usable dashboard can require significant IT resources, both in personnel time and direct costs. The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) identified a myriad of cancer quality metrics that required prioritization in order to best allocate limited IT resources and a standardized process to facilitate comparison across different disease groups...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152901/adopting-qopi-metrics-into-a-continuous-plan-for-learning-across-a-five-hospital-network
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Kathleen Dunn, Marjorie Hepler, Debra Kay Allen, Maurie Markman
268 Background: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced stage cancer. Utilizing metrics from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), CTCA developed a "QOPI related continuous measures plan" from those areas of opportunity which fell greater than 10% below the QOPI aggregate score based upon its centers initial data abstraction efforts and findings. A total of 20 QOPI related measures were selected...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152867/regional-engagement-to-define-report-and-use-quality-metrics-to-improve-palliative-care-in-oncology
#18
Karma Kreizenbeck, Catherine R Fedorenko, Bernardo Goulart, Veena Shankaran, J Randall Curtis, Gary H Lyman, Csaba Mera, Bruce Smith, Scott David Ramsey
282 Background: Palliative care in oncology encompasses a wide array of care, and optimal performance metrics remain uncertain. To address this issue we held a regional meeting that included patient advocates, clinicians, private and public payers and researchers to identify quality indicators for palliative care, discuss palliative care (PC) quality measurement in the region, review preliminary results and metrics for PC, and identify opportunities to improve care. METHODS: Regional experts facilitated discussions...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152857/the-radiation-oncology-emr-as-a-quality-and-outcomes-based-informatics-platform-a-multicenter-pilot-study
#19
Tammy Wotring, Andrew S Kennedy
168 Background: Radiation oncology specific oncology information systems (OIS) are highly specialized and capture large amounts of rich data related to patient care. There is great potential to expand the utility of these systems from data collection and point-of-care documentation to platforms for radiation oncology informatics. To this end, we have begun an effort to consolidate and standardize the OIS within a large network of radiation oncology clinics. We report initial findings from a multi-center OIS standardization pilot involving five clinics...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152700/establishing-a-value-framework-for-cancer-specific-patient-satisfaction-ps-across-a-large-health-system
#20
Frances Cartwright
100 Background: The Mount Sinai Health System and the Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) includes 7 hospitals and 6 ambulatory oncology centers in New York City, with over 9,000 new cancer cases seen annually. In order to address PS across these multiple sites, we established a framework to enhance value encompassing 4 domains: Infrastructure, Responsibility, Outcomes and Monitoring. METHODS: Infrastructure. A quality dashboard was developed and distributed across all system sites. Inpatient oncology Dyads (D) (inpatient medical director and nurse manager) and ambulatory oncology Triads (T) (ambulatory medical director, nurse manager and administrator) and Quadrads (Q) (including radiation therapist) were established...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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