Posts Tagged with process improvement

by adgrooms on January 8, 2020

We all make mistakes. In healthcare, mistakes can have consequences that can vary from losing a few seconds of time to affecting patient outcomes. In hindsight, many mistakes can be avoided, and better procedures are implemented to avoid making the mistake again. In the ongoing effort to eliminate mistakes and provide a better quality of care, sometimes it is beneficial to borrow processes ...

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by adgrooms on December 5, 2019

The workload for physicians has compounded in the last decade with EHR documentation requirements. These requirements and EHR interfaces have contributed to higher instances of stress and burnout as well as increased waste for the entire healthcare system. The added burden is reducing bedside time that correlates with patients' quality of care and in some cases contributes to increased ...

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by adgrooms on August 27, 2019

We live in a culture that values disruptive innovation - from smartphones to electric cars. At this moment, someone is working on the next revolutionary idea that will theoretically change everyone's lives for the better. While radical changes may work well in the industrial setting, healthcare has a responsibility to patients that requires a more nuanced approach. With the need for process ...

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by adgrooms on August 14, 2019

Last week, research showed us that there are some online resources that are working to address physician well-being. We want to contribute, but how?

Every time we have a conversation about well-being/burnout (thank you Kyle and Melissa), we realize what a complex topic it is. It reminds us of the people in the dark room with the elephant, each touching a different part. When we talk about ...

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by adgrooms on August 13, 2019

Healthcare providers are typically driven to continually improve. Frontline workers deal daily with the consequences of inefficiencies and waste in the system. Personally, my family members in Healthcare are always talking about "if we just did it this way then everything would run a lot better." Why not let them make those improvements? Some institutions do. One process that does this is a ...

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