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Navigating The Journey to Healthcare Quality Improvement

Created Nov 08 2018, 01:12 PM by Lippincott Solutions
  • TJC
  • CDC
  • patient outcomes
  • EHR
  • healthcare quality
  • Quality Management in Healthcare

As hospitals continue to move towards value-based care, there has been increased focus on reducing preventable conditions and showing data-driven quality improvements in patient care and outcomes.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, health care–associated infections (HAIs) occur in 1 out of every 25 hospitalized patients. In addition, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion indicates that preventing HAIs can reduce medical costs by as much as $31.5 billion.

The Joint Commission (TJC) reports that central venous catheters (CVCs) are the most common cause of HAIs and that approximately 3 million CVCs are used in the United States each year. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately 28,000 patients die each year from central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in critical care settings.

THE RIGHT ANSWERS, RIGHT NOW

Lippincott® Advisor, the leading evidence-based, clinical decision support software for institutions, now includes a new content set called Quality Safety Navigator with topic overviews and improvement planning strategies for 50 targeted quality measures such as the following:

  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
  • MRSA
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Pressure Injury
  • Sepsis
  • Surgical Site Infection

No matter their experience level, any nurse at your institution can find the same up-to-date date information quickly at the bedside. That means less time wasted on inefficient content searches and more confidence in making the right decisions for patients.

THE SINGLE SOURCE OF CLINICAL TRUTH

In addition to the Quality and Safety Navigator, Lippincott Advisor also includes including over 17,000 content summaries and patient teaching handouts within the following content sets:

  • Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Care Planning
  • Patient Teaching Handouts
  • Patient Teaching Navigator
  • Quality and Safety Navigator
  • Clinical Leadership, Development, and Advancement
  • Additional Resources

Advisor is one of the four tools that make up the best-in-class Lippincott® Solutions suite, developed by Wolters Kluwer, the world’s leading health information provider for practicing clinicians. Lippincott Solutions is currently used in over 3,000 leading hospitals in the United States.

WHY LIPPINCOTT ADVISOR?

  • Powerful synoptic search functionality that shows only the results you need
  • Electronic health record (EHR) integration – 3 ways to integrate (link, search box, info-button)
  • Testing and assignment functionality to track and validate competency
  • Access to 30 clinical reference textbooks for additional in-depth research
  • Quality Indicators and Quality Improvement Strategies

To learn more about Lippincott Advisor can help support improved care quality and reimbursable outcomes at your organization visit http://lippincottsolutions.lww.com/solutions/advisor.html.

 

 

 

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