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Incidence Of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists In The United States Who Own And Use Smartphone As Supplemental Learning Tools, Ruoyu Zhao 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Incidence Of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists In The United States Who Own And Use Smartphone As Supplemental Learning Tools, Ruoyu Zhao

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Background: Smartphones have a great potential for students to learn more efficiently. Students now have the ability to download applications with pertinent information in the palm of their hand for both educational and clinical duties. This descriptive correlational quantitative research examines whether student registered nurse anesthetists own and use smartphones as supplementary learning tools.

Methods: An online survey was sent through AANA to Masters and DNP student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) in the United States. Respondents were asked if they owned smartphones and how often they used smartphones for educational and clinical duties. Data Analysis was conducted using a Chi-square ...


Medicare And The Aca: Shifting The Paradigm Of Fraud Detection, David P. Paul III, Sarah Clemente, Ronald McGrady, Rob Repass, Alberto Coustasse 2016 Marshall University

Medicare And The Aca: Shifting The Paradigm Of Fraud Detection, David P. Paul Iii, Sarah Clemente, Ronald Mcgrady, Rob Repass, Alberto Coustasse

Alberto Coustasse

Medicare fraud and abuse costs are estimated at 3%-10% of overall Medicare spending, which is expected to expand considerably until 2024 and as such the amount of fraud dollars would be expected to increase proportionally. The purpose of this research was to determine how recent reforms, especially the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act, may affect Medicare fraud and abuse and to uncover the best strategies to combat Medicare fraud. The breadth of fraud and abuse within Medicare as well as recent reforms to fight fraud including legislative reforms, delivery system reforms, and other reforms including the formation of ...


Lighten Up, Brittany G. Burress 2016 Murray State University

Lighten Up, Brittany G. Burress

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Looking at the effects of fast food restaurant convenience as well as physical activity opportunities and how the two contrast in the community of Murray, Kentucky.


Are There Advantages To Hiring In-House Training Program Graduates?, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2016 Aurora UW Medical Group; Center for Urban Population Health

Are There Advantages To Hiring In-House Training Program Graduates?, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Several studies have compared international graduates on measures of performance, quality and satisfaction. No studies have compared internally versus externally hired graduates in relation to these measures.

Purpose: To identify if there is a difference in hiring patterns and care management (CM)/patient satisfaction (PS) scores between internal and external graduate hires.

Methods: We conducted a quality improvement study on graduates hired by Aurora Health Care from Jan. 1, 2006, to Dec. 14, 2015. CM scores were determined based on hire date. PS scores were calculated based on the calendar year, regardless of exact hire date. PS scales for ...


Benefit Of Report Card Feedback After Point-Of-Care Assessment Of Communication Quality Indicators, Michael H. Farrell, Clair R. Sprenger, Shelbie L. Sullivan, Bree A. Trisler, Jessica J.F. Kram, Erin K. Ruppel 2016 Department of Family Medicine, Aurora UW Medical Group

Benefit Of Report Card Feedback After Point-Of-Care Assessment Of Communication Quality Indicators, Michael H. Farrell, Clair R. Sprenger, Shelbie L. Sullivan, Bree A. Trisler, Jessica J.F. Kram, Erin K. Ruppel

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Communication in health care is crucial for patient experience and biomedical outcomes, but problems with communication are often seen in health care. Training can improve communication, but skills must be reinforced after graduation to remain improved. Since educational methods are too resource intensive for sustained use throughout the Aurora Health Care system, it is necessary to develop affordable, quantitative methods. The first author has developed necessary techniques, including behavior-specific measures called communication quality indicators.

Purpose: To demonstrate secure audio recording in an outpatient visit and to use communication quality indicators with a heterogenous set of patient-clinician conversations.

Methods: Thirty ...


Effect Of Code Status Handout On Resident Physician Comfort During The Admission Process, Krystina Pischke, Jessica Schmid, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2016 Aurora Health Care

Effect Of Code Status Handout On Resident Physician Comfort During The Admission Process, Krystina Pischke, Jessica Schmid, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Discussing code status can be a difficult part of the admission process, especially for residents. There have been various research studies looking at interventions to improve end-of-life discussions. However, these studies have focused on well-acquainted physicians and patients. With increasing use of hospitalists for inpatient care, there is increased need for improving code status discussions at admission.

Purpose: To determine if an easy-to-use handout would improve resident comfort with the code status discussion.

Methods: Following a literature search on how to discuss advance directives and end-of-life care, a code status handout was developed. The handout, written at fifth-grade reading ...


“What Matters To You?”: A Pilot Project For Implementing Patient-Centered Care, Anthony M. DiGIoia MD, III, Sarah B. Clayton, Michelle B. Giarrusso 2016 Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and PFCC Innovation Center of UPMC

“What Matters To You?”: A Pilot Project For Implementing Patient-Centered Care, Anthony M. Digioia Md, Iii, Sarah B. Clayton, Michelle B. Giarrusso

Patient Experience Journal

This project was intended to enhance the delivery of patient-centered care by asking patients what matters to them before and after total joint replacement (TJR) surgery. In Phase I, pre-operatively, patients undergoing total joint replacement (TJR) surgery were asked, “What matters to you before surgery, during your hospital stay, and in the first 3 months following surgery?” and “What matters to you moving forward after you’ve recovered from your joint replacement?” Four weeks post-operatively they were asked, “Now that that you’ve been through the surgery and first 4 weeks of recovery, can you identify new concerns that you ...


Envisioning Mechanisms For Success: Evaluation Of Ebcd At Cheo, Kristina Rohde, Mireille Brosseau, Diane Gagnon, Jennifer Schellinck, Christine Kouri 2016 Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Envisioning Mechanisms For Success: Evaluation Of Ebcd At Cheo, Kristina Rohde, Mireille Brosseau, Diane Gagnon, Jennifer Schellinck, Christine Kouri

Patient Experience Journal

To advance patient engagement (PE) and more comprehensively involve patients, families, and staff in quality improvement (QI) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD) approach was piloted. Set against the backdrop of envisioning factors that would facilitate success, an evaluation was designed to assess five domains: strengthening of mutual understanding, collaboration, and partnerships between patients/families and staff; a greater involvement of patients, families, and staff in QI; satisfaction with the process; the ability of EBCD to generate clear and useful data to ascertain the patient/family and staff experience; and the ability ...


Patient Advisors: How To Implement A Process For Involvement At All Levels Of Governance In A Healthcare Organization, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Edith Morin, Catherine Neault, Veronique Biron, Lise Houle, Louise Lavigueur, Guy Bouvette, Nicole St-Pierre, Martin Beaumont 2016 University of Montreal

Patient Advisors: How To Implement A Process For Involvement At All Levels Of Governance In A Healthcare Organization, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Edith Morin, Catherine Neault, Veronique Biron, Lise Houle, Louise Lavigueur, Guy Bouvette, Nicole St-Pierre, Martin Beaumont

Patient Experience Journal

Patient involvement at the operational (clinical care and services), tactical (management), and strategic (board of directors and executive management) levels of establishments is increasingly sought after. To address this specific challenge, a Canadian healthcare organization, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec, has developed an integrated strategy based on three principles: (1) shared leadership between a patient and a manager to build the strategy; (2) a clear process for recruiting, training, and coaching patient advisors (PA) so that they can participate in decision-making at the various levels of governance of the establishment; and (3 ...


Using Patient Value Statements To Develop A Culture Of Patient-Centred Care: A Case Study Of An Ontario, Canada Hospital, Erica Bridge, Madelyn P. Law, Miya Narushima 2016 Brock University

Using Patient Value Statements To Develop A Culture Of Patient-Centred Care: A Case Study Of An Ontario, Canada Hospital, Erica Bridge, Madelyn P. Law, Miya Narushima

Patient Experience Journal

Patient-centred care (PCC) is not a new concept; however, in recent years it has garnered increasing attention in the research literature and clinical practice. PCC in clinical practice has been found to improve clinical outcomes, resource allocation, and the patient experience. In response to the need for PCC and quality in healthcare, the Ontario, Canada government developed the Excellent Care for All Act (ECFAA) in 2010. The ECFAA imposes six obligations to Ontario hospitals, one of which is developing and publishing a Patient Declaration of Values (PDoV). The purpose of this study was to explore how a leading patient-centred Ontario ...


Showcasing Patient Experience And Engagement Best Practices Through An Innovative Forum Celebrating Patients, Families, And Multidisciplinary Care Teams, Alison S. Tothy MD, Sunitha K. Sastry, Andres Valencia, Mary Kate Springman, Susan Murphy 2016 University of Chicago

Showcasing Patient Experience And Engagement Best Practices Through An Innovative Forum Celebrating Patients, Families, And Multidisciplinary Care Teams, Alison S. Tothy Md, Sunitha K. Sastry, Andres Valencia, Mary Kate Springman, Susan Murphy

Patient Experience Journal

A platform was designed for interdisciplinary teams to learn from colleagues, patients, and their families, about what creates and sustains positive, lasting impressions from their care team. A forum focused on positive experiences designed to highlight the relationships between patients and care teams was utilized. A Best Practices Forum was designed to share methods for generating positive patient experiences across the institution. These quarterly conferences featured patient stories and highlighted best practices such as empathic communications, collaboration, and teamwork used by caregivers throughout the institution. The patient experience team invited various well-performing departments to share best practices, as well as ...


Creating A Common Trajectory: Shared Decision Making And Distributed Cognition In Medical Consultations, Katherine D. Lippa, Valerie L. Shalin 2016 Wright State University

Creating A Common Trajectory: Shared Decision Making And Distributed Cognition In Medical Consultations, Katherine D. Lippa, Valerie L. Shalin

Patient Experience Journal

The growing literature on shared decision making and patient centered care emphasizes the patient’s role in clinical care, but research on clinical reasoning almost exclusively addresses physician cognition. In this article, we suggest clinical cognition is distributed between physicians and patients and assess how distributed clinical cognition functions during interactions between medical professionals and patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). A combination of cognitive task analysis and discourse analysis reveals the distribution of clinical reasoning between 24 patients and 3 medical professionals engaged in MS management. Findings suggest that cognition was distributed between patients and physicians in all major tasks ...


Improving The Patient Experience Through A Commit To Sit Service Excellence Initiative, Cari D. Lidgett 2016 Texas Christian University Doctorate of Nursing Practice Student

Improving The Patient Experience Through A Commit To Sit Service Excellence Initiative, Cari D. Lidgett

Patient Experience Journal

Effective communication between nurses and patients positively impacts patient care, outcomes, and the patient experience. While in the hospital, patients receive information from multiple caregivers and are often overwhelmed and confused. Nurses make up the majority of interactions with patients and are in an ideal position to improve the patient experience from the front lines. The purpose of implementing the Commit to Sit service excellence initiative was to positively impact the patient’s perception of nurse communication by nurses sitting with their patients during each shift. Outcomes were measured by the overall nurse communication composite on the Press Ganey survey ...


Beyond Patient-Centered Care: Enhancing The Patient Experience In Mental Health Services Through Patient-Perspective Care, Timothy A. Carey Prof 2016 Flinders University

Beyond Patient-Centered Care: Enhancing The Patient Experience In Mental Health Services Through Patient-Perspective Care, Timothy A. Carey Prof

Patient Experience Journal

Delivering mental health services as patient-centered care has been an international priority for more than 50 years. Despite its longevity there is still not widespread agreement regarding how it should be defined or how it should guide the delivery of services. Generally, though, prioritizing the patient’s values and preferences seem to be at the core of this particular approach. It is not clear, however, that services attend to patient values and preferences as closely as they should. Terms such as “treatment resistant” and “noncompliant” seem to belie an attitude where the therapist’s opinion is privileged rather than the ...


Why Do They Do That?: Looking Beyond Typical Reasons For Non-Urgent Ed Use Among Medicaid Patients, Cynthia J. Sieck, Jennifer L. Hefner, Randy Wexler, Chris A. Taylor, Ann S. McAlearney 2016 The Ohio State University

Why Do They Do That?: Looking Beyond Typical Reasons For Non-Urgent Ed Use Among Medicaid Patients, Cynthia J. Sieck, Jennifer L. Hefner, Randy Wexler, Chris A. Taylor, Ann S. Mcalearney

Patient Experience Journal

Barriers to accessing primary care, including lack of transportation and inadequate appointment times, are common reasons for non-urgent emergency department (ED) use yet even when these barriers are addressed, the problem persists. This study explored non-urgent ED use by Medicaid enrollees through interviews with patients and providers and sought to identify themes beyond the commonly mentioned logistical and access issues. Qualitative interviews with 23 Medicaid enrollees and 31 PCP and ED providers utilizing a semi-structured interview guide focused on reasons for seeking care in the ED and issues associated with PCP appointments. We identified overlap as well as surprising differences ...


Uninsured Free Clinic Patients’ Experiences And Perceptions Of Healthcare Services, Community Resources, And The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, Akiko Kamimura, Jeanie Ashby, Ha Trinh, Liana Prudencio, Anthony Mills, Jennifer Tabler, Maziar Nourian, Fattima Ahmed, Justine Reel 2016 University of Utah

Uninsured Free Clinic Patients’ Experiences And Perceptions Of Healthcare Services, Community Resources, And The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, Akiko Kamimura, Jeanie Ashby, Ha Trinh, Liana Prudencio, Anthony Mills, Jennifer Tabler, Maziar Nourian, Fattima Ahmed, Justine Reel

Patient Experience Journal

Free clinics provide free or reduced fee healthcare to individuals who lack access to primary care and are socio-economically disadvantaged. There has been a paucity of free clinic research with the few studies employing a quantitative design. The purpose of this study is to conduct an in-depth qualitative exploration of free clinic patients’ experience and perceptions of healthcare services, community resources, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Free clinic adult patients (n=35) participated in four focus groups between June and July 2014 (one Spanish group in June, and two English groups and one Spanish group in ...


Why Human Resources Policies And Practices Are Critical To Improving The Patient Experience, Shari Berman 2016 GPFAC The Beryl Institute

Why Human Resources Policies And Practices Are Critical To Improving The Patient Experience, Shari Berman

Patient Experience Journal

While providing patient-centered care seems to be a goal for many organizations, delivering on this goal requires practices which are embedded in the organization, which incent patient-centered behavior. The author argues Human Resources (HR) policies, procedures and programs are key to supporting an organizations’ vision and culture. This means an HR executive partnering with the CEO who sets the vision and HR builds programs to support the vision. As the organization understands what is important to patients and how to best serve them, HR can build patient care improvement into every aspect of the organization. The author describes how competency ...


‘First, Do No Harm’: Shifting The Paradigm Towards A Culture Of Health, Karen Luxford 2016 Clinical Excellence Commission

‘First, Do No Harm’: Shifting The Paradigm Towards A Culture Of Health, Karen Luxford

Patient Experience Journal

Over the past 17 years since the release of the Institute of Medicine report ‘To Err is Human’,1 health services and agencies around the world have increasingly focused on improving the safety and quality of health care. Historically, the commitment by health care professionals to ‘first do no harm’ has produced a focus on the absence of interventions that may cause adverse outcomes. This clinical approach links to the Hippocratic Oath which includes the promise "to abstain from doing harm". The Oath reminds clinicians to first consider the possible harm that any intervention might do. This approach to interactions ...


The Experience Era Is Upon Us, Jason A. Wolf PhD 2016 The Beryl Institute / Patient Experience Journal

The Experience Era Is Upon Us, Jason A. Wolf Phd

Patient Experience Journal

In this moment in healthcare, the challenges for those in the system are dynamically shifting and the perspectives, desires and needs of the healthcare consumer are putting positive and lasting pressures on how healthcare works that will shift healthcare from where it has been to where it must go. At the heart of this transition are the ideas framing an experience era, where collaborative, consumer-focused and purposeful actions can and will lead to a healthcare system returning to its fundamental calling, that of human beings caring for human beings. In doing so we can change the nature of healthcare and ...


Why Should Busy Clinicians Take Time To Participate In Clinical Research?, Todd H. Davies, PhD 2016 Marshall University

Why Should Busy Clinicians Take Time To Participate In Clinical Research?, Todd H. Davies, Phd

Todd Davies

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