In a recent Vizient webcast about successful practice transformation in ambulatory care delivery, I was asked, “How does the patient know when they’ve experienced true team-based care?” It was a great question and, quite frankly, I had to think about it. I could provide a textbook definition, but could I accurately describe what it looks like to the patient?
For more than 20 years, members from academic medical centers, health care systems and community hospitals of all sizes have benefitted from the numerous successful improvement initiatives delivered through performance improvement collaboratives. The Vizient Performance Improvement (PI) Collaboratives program provides an ideal setting for members to work together on initiatives that improve specific aspects of their clinical, operational and financial performance.
Effectively addressing drug diversion is a challenging proposition for every health system. With abundant medication inventories spread across numerous access points, health care organizations can face serious legal, financial, and reputational risks as well as regulatory fines resulting from internal diversion and inadequate controls.
In addition to caring for critically ill patients, caregivers and support staff are battling changes to workload, shortages in necessary PPE and concern for the safety of their own families; all leaving them vulnerable to extreme stress.
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