Category : Rapid Learning Healthcare System

ABSTRACT: Improving Resident Engagement in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Initiatives at the Bedside The Advocate for Clinical Education (ACE)

Quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) are essential competencies in residency training; however, the most effective means to engage physicians remains unclear. The authors surveyed all medicine and surgery physicians at their institution to describe QI/PS practices and concurrently implemented the Advocate for Clinical Education (ACE) program to determine

ABSTRACT: Integrating Quality Improvement Into Continuing Medical Education Activities Within a Community Hospital System

The integration of the Mercy Health System’s quality improvement (QI) and continuing medical educational (CME) activities is described. With the implementation of computerized medical data, the opportunities for QI-focused CME are growing. The authors reviewed their regularly scheduled series and special CME programs to assess their impact on quality care

ABSTRACT: Delivering Influenza Vaccine to High-Risk Adults Subspecialty Physician Practices

Influenza is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. Despite long-standing national recommendations, only 47% of adults with a high-risk condition received the influenza vaccine in 2009-2010. Subspecialty practices provide a significant portion of ambulatory care visits for high-risk adults and understanding their role in the immunization

ABSTRACT: Teaching Quality Essentials The Effectiveness of a Team-Based Quality Improvement Curriculum in a Tertiary Health Care Institution

A unique quality improvement (QI) curriculum was implemented within the Division of General Internal Medicine to improve QI knowledge through multidisciplinary, team-based education, which also met the QI requirement for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and the Mayo Quality Fellows program. Participants completed up

ABSTRACT: Impacts of Organizational Context on Quality Improvement

Abstract Variation in how hospitals perform on similar quality improvement (QI) efforts argues for a need to understand how different organizational characteristics affect QI performance. The objective of this study was to use data-mining methods to evaluate relationships between measures of organizational characteristics and hospital QI performance. Organizational characteristics were extracted

ABSTRACT: Data-Driven Interdisciplinary Interventions to Improve Inpatient Pain Management

Abstract Pain during hospitalization and dissatisfaction with pain management are common. This project consisted of 4 phases: identifying a pain numeric rating scale (NRS) metric associated with patient satisfaction, identifying independent predictors of maximum NRS, implementing interventions, and evaluating trends in NRS and satisfaction. Maximum NRS was inversely associated with favorable

ABSTRACT: Psychiatrists’ use of electronic communication and social media and a proposed framework for future guidelines

Abstract Background. Recent and ongoing advances in information technology present opportunities and challenges in the practice of medicine. Among all medical subspecialties, psychiatry is uniquely suited to help guide the medical profession's response to the ethical, legal, and therapeutic challenges-especially with respect to boundaries-posed by the rapid proliferation of social media

ABSTRACT: Medical faculties educational network: multidimensional quality assessment.

Abstract Today, World Wide Web technology provides many opportunities in the disclosure of electronic learning and teaching content. The MEFANET project (MEdical FAculties NETwork) has initiated international, effective and open cooperation among all Czech and Slovak medical faculties in the medical education fields. This paper introduces the original MEFANET educational web

ABSTRACT: Enhancing Quality Improvements in Cancer Care Through CME Activities at a Nationally Recognized Cancer Center.

Abstract Changing healthcare policy will undoubtedly affect the healthcare environment in which providers function. The current Fee for Service reimbursement model will be replaced by Value-Based Purchasing, where higher quality and more efficient care will be emphasized. Because of this, large healthcare organizations and individual providers must adapt to incorporate performance

ABSTRACT: Medical Education in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Era: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions

Abstract In the last decade, electronic medical record (EMR) use in academic medical centers has increased. Although many have lauded the clinical and operational benefits of EMRs, few have considered the effect these systems have on medical education. The authors review what has been documented about the effect of EMR use