Connecting with patients and families during COVID-19 – Part 2

Hospital mortality reduction – Part 2 Modern Practice Podcast

Reducing hospital mortality is crucial to improve care and meet stringent reporting and reimbursement requirements. Improvements involve a complex effort involving multiple areas in the organization. On this episode, we continue our series on mortality by focusing on transfer centers and admissions as factors in reducing mortality.   Guest speaker: Steve Meurer, PhD, MBA, MHS Executive Principal Data Science and Member Insights Vizient   Moderator: Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM Principal Clinical Operations and Quality Vizient   Show Notes: [00:35] Risk adjusted mortality: focusing on one factor can make a difference [02:13] Transferring patients [02:40] Example: using telehealth instead of transfers for stroke patients [03:16] Example: developing a co-management program [04:08] Example: mini-ICU in the ER [04:39] Example: in-hospital mortality for sepsis patients [05:33] Supportive care for the dying patient   Links | Resources: To contact Modern Practice: Steve Meurer’s contact email: To contact Tom regarding mortality reduction: Mortality Measures Hospital-Specific Reports (CMS) Click here Selected Best Practices and Suggestions for Improvement – Mortality (AHRQ) Click here Variation in US Hospital Mortality Rates for Patients Admitted With COVID-19 During the First 6 Months of the Pandemic (JAMA Internal Medicine) Click here   Subscribe Today! Apple Podcasts Spotify Android Google Podcasts Stitcher RSS Feed
  1. Hospital mortality reduction – Part 2
  2. Hospital mortality reduction – Part 1
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  4. Confronting the current blood supply shortage – Part 2
  5. Confronting the current blood supply shortage – Part 1

The discussion on Patient and Family continues post-pandemic.

How do patients access care that the prefer?

What attitudes do patients have with respect to going in for preventative screenings, like mammograms, or colonoscopies.

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