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    modern browser Access your saved reports Log In Register Reports Map Improvement Tools Resources Methodology About Case Studies Improvement Tools Related Publications Commentaries How to Use This Site Case Studies Southern Ohio Medical Center Eliminating Central Line Infections in the ICU This private hospital found that engaging frontline staff was more effective than top down directives for adopting and maintaining new practices Also the hospital relies on a small number

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    Safety to foster an organizational culture of safety within its nationwide network of hospitals and outpatient clinics A recent medical team training program designed to improve communication among operating room staff was associated with a reduction in surgical mortality and improvements in quality of care on time surgery starts and staff morale The program is now being expanded to other clinical units along with a patient engagement program that prevents

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    scored very well on process of care measures not only compared with other publicly owned hospitals but compared with all hospitals MHS leaders have developed a multifaceted quality and safety strategy that relies on storytelling to convey to staff and patients the type of care they wish to provide Monitoring and reporting of performance data combined with careful design of care processes help the hospital achieve its goals Staff also receive training and coaching on ways to enhance the quality of care In addition hospital leaders desire to appeal to privately insured patients and to keep people healthy before and after hospitalizations appears to drive improvement For further information about the public hospital selection process and cross cutting lessons about their improvement efforts please see our introduction to the public hospital case study series Download Case Study PDF Performance Improvement Strategies MHS created patient family medication records which list all of the medications a patient is taking while hospitalized to encourage patients to be informed partners in their care MHS is in the process of rolling out change of shift reporting at patients bedside rather than the nurses station This change helps promote the flow of information between nurses patients

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    of care or core measures Nearly a decade ago Norman s Board chair and a top physician administrator became champions for quality improvement motivated by the fact that Norman had achieved just average scores on quality measures Organizational cultural and system changes at Norman Regional including the development of order sets and care plans performance data transparency concurrent review for certain patient groups as well as a pharmacist driven intervention have led to sustained progress For further information about the public hospital selection process and cross cutting lessons about their improvement efforts please see our introduction to the public hospital case study series Download Case Study PDF Performance Improvement Strategies Approximately two and one half full time employees are dedicated to retrospective data abstraction for adherence to core measures and submission to CMS Additionally a nurse reviews all cases of noncompliance and provides detail about the who what when where and why in order to provide feedback to staff and physicians To engage nurses Norman Regional administrators established a Clinical Quality Council approximately two years ago Chaired by staff nurses the council monitors core measure performance and identifies and removes obstacles to compliance To ensure heart failure patients are identified

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    high quality care lower revenues sicker patients who may have infrequent contact with the health care system and an older infrastructure particularly related to health information technology This case study series set out to find how some public hospitals have succeeded in achieving excellence in quality of care in spite of such challenges We sought to understand the strategies and factors that contribute to high performance as well as the

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    Methodology About Case Studies Improvement Tools All Series Health Information Technology Heart Attack Care Heart Failure Care Pneumonia Care Surgical Care Improvement Patient Experiences Overall Health Care Quality Readmission Rates Patient Safety Reducing Infections Related Publications Commentaries How to Use This Site Improvement Tools View improvement tools from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other resources You can browse the tools by topic

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    How to Use This Site Improvement Tools View improvement tools from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other resources You can browse the tools by topic using the menu below AMI and Heart Failure Contraindications Pocket Card This pocket card was developed for the AMI and Heart Failure measures contraindications to Beta Blockers ACEI ARB and ASA Source Quality Improvement Organization Support Center View Improvement Tool AMI Materials These materials were designed to encourage patients to adhere to their beta blocker medications following a heart attack Materials include Beta blocker brochure Beta blocker wallet card Generic beta blocker letter Generic beta blocker second letter Source Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research View Improvement Tool Physicians Attest to Benefits of Quality Measurement and Improvement Tools DVD A DVD Putting Quality into Practice Physicians in Their Own Voices features the perspectives of physicians who have adopted quality measurement and improvement tools The doctors speak candidly about why they decided to measure their performance and how the information empowered them to improve the care they provide to patients Source The Commonwealth Fund View Improvement Tool Smoking Cessation Package Informative materials to support smoking cessation for heart

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