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Airborne Infection In Healthcare Environments: Implications To Hospital Corridor Design, Ehsan Mousavi 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Airborne Infection In Healthcare Environments: Implications To Hospital Corridor Design, Ehsan Mousavi

Construction Systems -- Dissertations & Theses

Several studies have linked nosocomial transmission airborne diseases to airflow in healthcare settings. Quasi-experimental methods are developed to observe the aerodynamic transport behavior of synthetic respiratory particles in corridors of a hospital. Computational models, validated by experimental results, are then developed to explore the spatial relationships of supply-exhaust air ventilation in patient corridors. The aim of this study is to determine optimal HVAC design strategies to contain and remove airborne contaminants in healthcare environments.

In addition to occupant comfort, hospital HVAC systems are designed to provide ventilation and directional airflow to contain, dilute and remove contaminants including airborne disease. Of ...


Medicare Secondary Payer And Settlement Delay, Eric Helland, Jonathan Klick 2015 Claremont-McKenna College/RAND

Medicare Secondary Payer And Settlement Delay, Eric Helland, Jonathan Klick

Faculty Scholarship

The Medicare Secondary Payer Act of 1980 and its subsequent amendments require that insurers and self-insured companies report settlements, awards, and judgments that involve a Medicare beneficiary to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The parties then may be required to compensate CMS for its conditional payments. In a simple settlement model, this makes settlement less likely. Also, the reporting delays and uncertainty regarding the size of these conditional payments are likely to further frustrate the settlement process. We provide results, using data from a large insurer, showing that, on average, implementation of the MSP reporting amendments led to ...


Awareness And Utilization Of The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System By Physician Assistants, Julia Cathleen Rose 2015 University of New England

Awareness And Utilization Of The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System By Physician Assistants, Julia Cathleen Rose

All Theses And Dissertations

Chronic pain has become a public health epidemic. As pain complaints increase, so does the potential for drug abuse/misuse. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are active in 49 of the 50 states to assist providers in recognizing drug abuse/misuse. There is no clear standardization of who utilizes the PDMP and how. Little is still known about the ways PDMP results are incorporated into clinical decision making, what barriers exist, and how providers may or may not alter their prescribing plans based on the results. Laws surrounding prescribing practices and use of the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS ...


The Effects Of Implementing Best Practices On 30-Day Readmission Rates In Adults Following Cabg Surgery, Linda Elaine Kline 2015 Valparaiso University

The Effects Of Implementing Best Practices On 30-Day Readmission Rates In Adults Following Cabg Surgery, Linda Elaine Kline

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is one of the most frequent and expensive cardiac surgical procedures in the U.S. today. Complications from CABG surgery are one of the top causes of 30-day hospital readmissions. Readmissions after CABG surgery are often preventable and add to health care costs. Recent government legislation mandates penalties for hospitals with excess readmission rates. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project was to determine if implementation of best practice recommendations effected 30-day readmission rates following CABG surgery. A critical appraisal of the literature was conducted to identify best practice recommendations. The Iowa model and ...


The Role Of Safety Net Clinics After The Implementation Of Obamacare, Jenn Pigoga 2015 University of Rhode Island

The Role Of Safety Net Clinics After The Implementation Of Obamacare, Jenn Pigoga

Senior Honors Projects

There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) on low-income, primarily Latino populations. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of a free clinic in the post-Obamacare environment. The sample population (n=62) for surveying was composed of patients at Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic (CEHC), an inner city clinic in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI. Basic demographics, along with information regarding motivation for visiting the clinic and satisfaction with the clinic’s patient care, were collected. The patients of CEHC are primarily of central american (57.6 ...


Emr Optimization In A Medical Clinic Environment: An Analysis Of It Support, Lydia Maples 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Emr Optimization In A Medical Clinic Environment: An Analysis Of It Support, Lydia Maples

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Telephone Usage At Mercy Hospital's Primary Care Practices, Julia C. Nason 2015 University of Southern Maine

Telephone Usage At Mercy Hospital's Primary Care Practices, Julia C. Nason

Muskie School Capstones

This capstone focuses on Mercy’s primary care practices, reviews how their phone process currently works, reasons for patients calling, and then researching best practices for the telephones.


Evaluation Of Patient To Provider Oriented Telemedicine In Hospitals And Physician Practices, Macklin G. Gaynor 2015 University of Southern Maine

Evaluation Of Patient To Provider Oriented Telemedicine In Hospitals And Physician Practices, Macklin G. Gaynor

Muskie School Capstones

This project explores barriers to telemedicine adoption and meaningful integration with contemporary healthcare delivery systems.


Abstracts From The 21st Annual Hmo Research Network Conference, March 11–13, 2015, Long Beach, California, 2015 Aurora Health Care

Abstracts From The 21st Annual Hmo Research Network Conference, March 11–13, 2015, Long Beach, California

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

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Book Review: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine And What Matters In The End, Sue Sutton 2015 Tower Strategies

Book Review: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine And What Matters In The End, Sue Sutton

Patient Experience Journal

In her review of Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End written by Atul Gawande, MD, Sue Sutton shares both the insights of Dr. Gawande and their important perspectives for person-centered experience. She reinforces that in this day of increased focus on understanding patient’s expectations and patient-focused care, Dr. Gawande compels us to learn how to have the difficult conversations about what really matters. She closes the review with a compelling quote from the author, "I never expected that among the most meaningful experiences I’d have as a doctor— and, really, as a human being ...


Creating And Integrating A New Patient Experience Leadership Role: A Consultative Approach For Partnering With Executive And Clinical Leaders, Denise M. Kennedy 2015 Assistant Professor of Healthcare Systems Engineering, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Patient Experience Administrator, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Creating And Integrating A New Patient Experience Leadership Role: A Consultative Approach For Partnering With Executive And Clinical Leaders, Denise M. Kennedy

Patient Experience Journal

Many healthcare organizations are creating new leadership roles to add subject matter expertise and structure to their patient experience improvement efforts. The patient experience field is emerging, however, so there are many questions about this role’s function and how best to structure it in the organization for maximal effectiveness.

This article explores the benefits of a consultative approach for improving the patient experience. Previous research on management consulting and the integration of new roles in established organizations is briefly reviewed. Mayo Clinic Arizona’s (MCA) comprehensive, "7-prong" service model is revisited. Developed and implemented in 2008, the model is ...


Health Information Technology: A Key Ingredient Of The Patient Experience, Matthew Werder 2015 Hennepin County Medical Center

Health Information Technology: A Key Ingredient Of The Patient Experience, Matthew Werder

Patient Experience Journal

In this exploration to understand the linkages of health information technology (HIT) and patient experience, a comprehensive literature search was conducted using the key words, “information technology, HIT, patient experience, patient satisfaction, and technology”, on the MEDLINE, PubMed, and EMBASE databases resulting in over 1,000 citations. Eventually, 35 of the most relevant articles were reviewed and 11 identified as key references to include in beginning to explore the question, as the transformation of healthcare continues, how can technology enable a positive return on investment to a patients’ perception of their care in an organization and how can technology impact ...


Variations In The Patients’ Hospital Care Experience By States’ Strategy For Medicaid Expansion: 2009-2013, Edmund Becker, Kenton Johnston PhD, Jaeyong Bae, Jason M. Hockenberry PhD, Ariel C. Avgar, Sandra Liu, Ira Wilson, Arnold Milstein MD, MPH 2015 Emory University

Variations In The Patients’ Hospital Care Experience By States’ Strategy For Medicaid Expansion: 2009-2013, Edmund Becker, Kenton Johnston Phd, Jaeyong Bae, Jason M. Hockenberry Phd, Ariel C. Avgar, Sandra Liu, Ira Wilson, Arnold Milstein Md, Mph

Patient Experience Journal

Our investigation evaluates the extent of differences in the patient’s hospital experience due to variations among state strategies to adopt, or not adopt, their Medicaid plans to the 2010 ACA legislation. Using ten HCAHPS measures, we analyze patient hospital experience data for the 2009 - 2013 period for all 50 states and the District of Columbia grouped by those states that (1) did not expand, (2) expanded Medicaid through Section 1115 waivers, (3) expanders early, and (4) expanded Medicaid concurrent with the new ACA legislation.

Our findings reveal that those states that opted out of Medicaid expansion typically started with ...


Cancer Patients’ Experiences Of Error And Consequences During Diagnosis And Treatment, Henriette Lipczak, Liv H. Dørflinger, Christine Enevoldsen, Mette M. Vinter, Jeanne L. Knudsen 2015 Danish Cancer Society

Cancer Patients’ Experiences Of Error And Consequences During Diagnosis And Treatment, Henriette Lipczak, Liv H. Dørflinger, Christine Enevoldsen, Mette M. Vinter, Jeanne L. Knudsen

Patient Experience Journal

The study objective was to investigate patient experienced error during diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The design included a nationwide patient survey on quality and safety in Danish cancer care. Responses regarding patient experienced error were separately analyzed, quantitative responses using descriptive statistics and qualitative responses using systematic text analysis. Study participants included 6,720 adult patients with a first time diagnosis of cancer registered between May 1st and August 31st 2010. The patients received a questionnaire concerning their experiences of care received by general practitioners, specialist practitioners and at the hospital. A response rate of 65% was achieved. 10 ...


Patient Complaints As Predictors Of Patient Safety Incidents, Helen L. Kroening, Bronwyn Kerr, James Bruce, Iain Yardley 2015 North Western Deanery

Patient Complaints As Predictors Of Patient Safety Incidents, Helen L. Kroening, Bronwyn Kerr, James Bruce, Iain Yardley

Patient Experience Journal

Patients remain an underused resource in efforts to improve quality and safety in healthcare, despite evidence that they can provide valuable insights into the care they receive. This study aimed to establish whether high-level patient safety incidents (HLIs) were predictable from preceding complaints, enabling complaints to be used to prevent HLIs. For this study complaints received from November 2011 through June 2012 and HLI incident reports from April through September 2012 were examined. Complaints and HLIs were categorised according to location or specialty and the themes they included. Data were analysed to look for correlations between number of complaints and ...


Weighting Patient Satisfaction Factors To Inform Health Care Providers Of The Patient Experience In The Age Of Social Media Consumer Sentiment, Blaine Parrish, Amita N. Vyas, Grace Douglass 2015 George Washington University

Weighting Patient Satisfaction Factors To Inform Health Care Providers Of The Patient Experience In The Age Of Social Media Consumer Sentiment, Blaine Parrish, Amita N. Vyas, Grace Douglass

Patient Experience Journal

The researchers explored the possibility that patients would go beyond simple ranking and could give weight to previously validated and reliable patient satisfaction factors, while also describing their online habits related to the patient experience and health seeking information in order to inform medical providers on what patients say matters most when evaluating satisfaction with their provider. One thousand one hundred and sixty-four adults completed a 13- item web-based quantitative survey, developed by public health researchers, to weight patient satisfaction factors and describe online health seeking habits of patients across the United States. Proportional weights for each of the patient ...


Patient Satisfaction Reported By In-Visit And After-Visit Surveys, Rukiya Wongus, Nicholas H. Schluterman, Sharon Feinstein, Nihkolle McGirt, Deborah R. Greenberg, David B. Schwartz 2015 University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc

Patient Satisfaction Reported By In-Visit And After-Visit Surveys, Rukiya Wongus, Nicholas H. Schluterman, Sharon Feinstein, Nihkolle Mcgirt, Deborah R. Greenberg, David B. Schwartz

Patient Experience Journal

Patient experience measurement has become a basic requirement for every healthcare provider organization. Yet, when the timing and mode of survey administration are considered, there is skepticism about the usefulness of ‘after- visit’ patient experience surveys to measure satisfaction and identify opportunities to improve service or health care quality. The aim of this observational study was to compare patient satisfaction among those who rated the patient experience at the conclusion of their outpatient appointment while still in the office, to that among those who rated the patient experience up to one month after their outpatient appointment via a mailed survey ...


Considering Shared Power And Responsibility: Diabetic Patients’ Experience With The Pcmh Care Model, Olena Mazurenko MD, PhD, Sheila Bock PhD, Catherine Prato, Margarita Bondarenko 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Considering Shared Power And Responsibility: Diabetic Patients’ Experience With The Pcmh Care Model, Olena Mazurenko Md, Phd, Sheila Bock Phd, Catherine Prato, Margarita Bondarenko

Patient Experience Journal

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), an innovative primary care model that fosters a stronger, more personal patient-doctor relationship than traditional health care models, should be particularly well suited for the treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes that require ongoing management by both patients and providers. Despite growing research on the effectiveness of PCMHs in diabetes care, relatively little attention has been given to diabetic patients’ experiences. This qualitative study examines diabetic patients’ experiences at one PCMH setting, using in-depth interviews to understand patients’ perspectives of the shared power and responsibility between patient and provider in their diabetes care. Our ...


The Children’S Hospital Of Philadelphia Family Partners Program: Promoting Child And Family-Centered Care In Pediatrics, Amy Kratchman, BA, Darlene Barkman, MA, Kathy Conaboy, BA, Anna de la Motte, MSed, Rachel Biblow, MSW, Katherine Bevans, PhD 2015 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’S Hospital Of Philadelphia Family Partners Program: Promoting Child And Family-Centered Care In Pediatrics, Amy Kratchman, Ba, Darlene Barkman, Ma, Kathy Conaboy, Ba, Anna De La Motte, Msed, Rachel Biblow, Msw, Katherine Bevans, Phd

Patient Experience Journal

Involving Family Advisory Councils in decisions that impact pediatric healthcare demonstrates hospitals’ commitment to child- and family-centered care. Yet, reliance on advisors as the sole source of family input has several limitations: infrequent meetings impedes the council’s capacity to address emerging concerns in a timely manner; feedback obtained from a small number of highly-engaged family members may not represent the perspectives of “typical” patients and families; advisors provide feedback in a reactive manner and are generally not equitably involved in problem identification or the initial development of solutions. In recognition of the need to strengthen and advance family partnerships ...


So Much More Than A “Pair Of Brown Shoes”: Triumphs Of Patient And Other Stakeholder Engagement In Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Amanda Brodt, M.P.P., Christine K. Norton, M.A., Amy Kratchman 2015 AcademyHealth

So Much More Than A “Pair Of Brown Shoes”: Triumphs Of Patient And Other Stakeholder Engagement In Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Amanda Brodt, M.P.P., Christine K. Norton, M.A., Amy Kratchman

Patient Experience Journal

This piece illustrates the “real world” experiences of patients and other stakeholder partners in research to help inform and inspire future patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) efforts. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was created in 2010 to fund research that helps patients, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders make informed health decisions. The first 50 funded PCORI Pilot Projects engaged patients, caregivers, parents, patient advocates, clinicians, and other non-traditional research stakeholders to serve in advisory and leadership positions on their research teams, many for the first time. In interviews with seven patients and other stakeholders, several lessons learned emerged, including how ...


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