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Tag: quality outcomes

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How are hearts faring in a COVID-19 world?

Sept. 11, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

There has been much focus on all of the manifestations of COVID-19, not only physically, but mentally on all of us. Like many of you, I have struggled with the […]

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COVID-19 compliance concerns – Part 2 on PPE

Aug. 26, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I know y’all don’t want to hear from me twice in one month, but I saw a report recently that I had to share following the  concerns I discussed in […]

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Physicians and documentation: Getting credit for great work

Aug. 15, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Why would an orthopedic surgeon develop expertise in documentation and coding? Eugene Christian, MD, Chief Medical Officer for St. Mary’s Bon Secours Hospital in Richmond Virginia describes his work on […]

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Putting it together: Workflow design can improve quality outcomes

July 27, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As a rabid theater-goer, I love Sondheim.  Note the quote below: “Bit by bit, putting it together… Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment […]

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Reducing surgical site infection by 74 percent: Machine learning and quality improvement

May 21, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. John Cromwell is a colorectal surgeon interested in computers and machine learning. He believed that computers could sift vast amounts of data to inform surgeons on ways to reduce post-operative infection rates.

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Launching the Inside Angle Podcast: Discussions with healthcare thought leaders and innovators

Feb. 14, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to interact with thought leaders and innovators from across the spectrum of healthcare delivery in the U.S. Given the […]

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“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Does it apply to health care?

Feb. 7, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Business management guru Peter Drucker is credited with saying that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The message is that an organization will not adopt any change or effectively pursue any […]

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Collaborating with kindness

Feb. 3, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As you all know, I am a fairly opinionated blogger.  As a person who takes pride in what I do, I certainly can become easily defensive when someone challenges my […]

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Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

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Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part one)

June 8, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes.   As I am quite passionate […]

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Connected care is more than IT interfaces or interoperability

Jan. 20, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

Connected care is a popular concept in the healthcare IT world. Commonly, it is used in conversations about interoperability, mobile applications, patient portals, wearable devices, and telehealth. These technologies will […]

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WIFM? Engaging physicians in quality outcomes improvement

Sept. 4, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

WIFM (what’s in it for me) is a common question in health care. With too many patients and not enough hours in the day, compounded by requests for additional documentation […]