As the end of the year approaches, we want to take this opportunity to look back on some important healthcare topics of 2015 to help ensure that you and your organization start 2016 off with the best practices in mind for all clinical areas.
Based on trends from 2015, our consultants have compiled a list of the top five most popular healthcare topics, and we want to provide you with a free informational resource for each one.
1. The Two-Midnight Rule
Over the years, both doctors and hospitals have had a fair amount of discretion in determining whether to admit patients to the hospital or to treat them as outpatients and place them under observation status. In May, the Two-Midnight Rule was effected, and now these decisions rely less upon a physician’s discretion and more upon the rule.
Review the implications of the Two-Midnight Rule »
The process of benchmarking is neither simple nor quick, but its ongoing impact on patient care can be substantial. Contrary to common practice, benchmarking should not be limited to comparisons with national averages. Rather, facilities should take advantage of the opportunity to review peer hospitals to determine what they are doing effectively, and how they can do equally well or better.
Learn how to make the most of your benchmarking system in the upcoming new year »
3. Hospital Building and Design
As competition continues to grow in the healthcare industry, patients benefit by having more choices of facilities when they need care, but these facilities face the challenge of differentiating themselves from others. As a result, building design elements are quickly becoming a deciding factor in patient experience and satisfaction.
Understand how your organization can improve its patient experience and stand out among other facilities through the use of evidence- and experience-based design elements »
4. Perioperative Governance
Surgeon participation in Perioperative Governance is not always realized, which ultimately results in surgeon frustration and poor or unsatisfactory outcomes.
Overcome surgeon reluctance to participate, and achieve successful perioperative governance outcomes for your facility in 2016 »
5. OR Preference Card Management
There are approximately 5,690 hospitals currently in the USA, which means that there are more than 5,500 groups of well-educated professionals struggling with the dilemma of how to keep the Operating Room (OR) preference cards accurate and current.
Learn about the six pitfalls of OR preference card management and, most importantly, how to avoid them »
If you have any questions about operational and/or managerial best practices, or if you would like more information about scheduling a consultation for the upcoming year, contact us or call us at 866-345-3887.