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COACHING MINUTE: Diagnosing Your Current Care Transitions Process

Posted May 15, 2018

Effective care transitions have been shown to reduce medical errors and readmission rates in key patient populations. In this article, care transitions expert, Diana Topjian, suggests three questions to help diagnose your current process.

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COACHING MINUTE: 3 Tips to Prepare for ED-PECs

Posted April 02, 2018

While we don’t have an official date that ED-PECs (Emergency Department Patient Experiences with Care) will go live, the time to prepare is now.

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9 Tips to Make Patient Experience Data Meaningful for Clinicians and Staff

Posted October 24, 2017

Even under the best of circumstances, clinicians and staff have a difficult time understanding and analyzing CG CAHPS, HCAHPS, OAS CAHPS and other patient experience reports, which can be “data­ rich, information poor.” Jeff Morris, MD, offers 9 simple tips for making this data meaningful for physicians.

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Patient Feedback vs. Survey Results: Diagnose the Disconnect with Actionable Data

Posted October 03, 2017

Do your patients say nice things when you round on them, but your CAHPS surveys tell a different story? Learn how gathering actionable data when you round can expose gaps in care that affect your patient experience.

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How to Improve Flow for a High-Performing Emergency Department

Posted July 01, 2017

This Q&A with practicing emergency department physician and Studer Group Medical Director Dan Smith, MD outlines practical tips you can use to improve flow in your emergency department.

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It's Not Just About Discharge: The Other Transitions of Care

Posted June 21, 2017

Often, the focus of transitions of care is solely on the discharge process. While it is important to get that step right, there are other transitions our patients face that require diligence to ensure we give our patients what they need.

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Transitions of Care: Moving from Acute Care to Home with Comprehensive Care Plans

Posted June 21, 2017

Did you know that the scale for responses in the Transitions of Care is different from other HCAHPS domains? Learn the right questions to ask to develop a comprehensive care plan that captures the preferences, understanding and responsibilities of the patient and caregiver after discharge.

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Comfort and Pain: Perspectives in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic

Posted August 22, 2016

Gain perspective from practicing physicians on how to address patient comfort and pain levels while mitigating opioid issues. 

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The Patient Experience: Does this Really Matter?

Posted May 19, 2016

Patient perception. CG CAHPS/HCAHPS. Voice of the consumer. Patient-centeredness. Communication skills. This short list includes just a few of the terms and tactics around patient experience. These previously uncommon phrases are now forefront in our healthcare playbook of goals and strategies.

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Using Shift Huddles to Empower Leaders

Posted April 13, 2016

As a coach with Studer Group, I have the honor of traveling all over the country and seeing the incredible work happening in our medical centers and clinics. Wherever I go, the passion and drive that I see in the healthcare community is the same – healthcare leaders want to create the absolute best place for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive care. With that determination for creating an organization-wide culture of excellence in mind, executives are focusing more and more on ensuring leaders at all levels receive proper training and development.

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