CALLING THE SHOTS

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      • Getting Patients Home, Faster

        Published Mar 01 2018, 08:05 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • discharge planning

        By trimming length of stay by mere hours, hospitals can realize huge financial gains.

      • Huddling Up for Safety

        Published Sep 08 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Safety huddles
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • patient safety
        • charge nurse
        • Fall prevention
        • HAIs
        • JONA
        • HACs
        • hospital-acquired infections

        Charge nurses are making a positive impact on patient safety.     

      • Reducing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

        Published Aug 23 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CLABSI
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • intensive care unit
        • infection rates
        • Quality Management in Health Care
        • infection preventionist
        • HACs
        • peer-to-peer assessment

        10 recommendations hospitals can use to cut down on this troubling problem.

      • Making the Shift: Bedside Shift Reporting

        Published Sep 07 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • Care transitions
        • patient safety
        • hand-offs
        • TJC
        • Bedside
        • bedside shift report
        • medical errors
        • healthcare quality
        • shift report
        • Patient-centered care
        • The Joint Commission

        Bedside shift report improves patient safety and healthcare quality.

      • Medicare’s Shift to Value-Based Purchasing

        Published Feb 02 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • Readmissions
        • patient outcomes
        • VBP
        • Wolters Kluwer
        • ANCC Magnet
        • American Nursing Credentialing Center
        • Lippincott Advisor
        • ANCC
        • Total Performance Score
        • value-based purchasing
        • RWJF
        • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
        • Medicare
        • Affordable Care Act
        • Clinical Process of Care
        • Patient Experience of Care
        • Lippincott Procedures

        Value-based purchasing is leading Medicare’s effort to reimburse hospitals based on quality—not just quantity—of inpatient services.

      • Preventing Hospital-Acquired Conditions

        Published Nov 12 2014, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • federal incentives
        • financial penalties
        • preventable illnesses
        • HAC
        • Deficit Reduction Act
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • patient care
        • CMS

        style="margin-left:.1in;">Don't let HACs diminish your reimbursement.

        Facing tightened reimbursement requirements from the government, hospitals must do everything in their power to make sure they are providing the best, most cost-efficient care.

      • With Reimbursement on the Line, Hospitals Focus on Quality Upgrades

        Published Sep 01 2014, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • ACA
        • AHRQ
        • healthcare-associated infections
        • Affordable Care Act
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • quality care

        The move to pay-for-performance reimbursement has sparked hospitals’ interest in improving quality of care.  

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