After 18 months, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on hospitals and health systems and the individuals caring for patients. We reached out to four Vizient’s experts to get their insights about the challenges of the current COVID surge, what members need to know and resources that are available. Here’s what they had to say when we asked them.
The impact from COVID-19 has been astonishing and swift. Stay-at-home orders drove layoffs and shutdowns. Remote work became a new norm for many. Clinicians at hospitals continued their work despite uncertainty about their and their family’s health, shortages of personal protective equipment and spikes in the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations. Even today, clinicians continue to give of themselves tending to the needs of so many. While the dedication is unwavering, burnout combined with a lack of available caregivers is challenging hospital leaders to meet the continuing demand. Here are three important areas for health care leaders to focus on during this challenging time.
There’s tremendous power and potential when patients and families serve as educators to help hospitals improve the patient experience, as well as quality and safety. But how often is that happening in our nation’s hospitals? That’s exactly what Vizient and the Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care explored in a first-of-its-kind national assessment of how hospitals leverage the knowledge and experience of patients and families to educate medical students and residents, as well as hospital staff, clinicians and leaders. The results were surprising.
Vizient’s latest Medical Device Tech Watch provides clinical and market insight into recent shifts and innovations. This issue examines the growing prevalence of heart rhythm disorders and new technology to monitor and treat them and offers current and future treatment options for these disorders as well as best practices for interventional procedural areas in
Health care leaders frequently state their organization is on a high-reliability journey—but why? The simple explanation is the desire to have more reliable outcomes and overall performance. Achieving high reliability in health care though is a challenge due to the complexity and the dependency on human factors. The good news is that other highly complex and risk-prone industries have had success achieving high reliability and they provide great insights for health care organizations. Here are four pillars essential for high reliability.
Please enjoy our Winter Reading List, a compilation of our most popular newsletter stories and blogs about clinical and care delivery, research and insights and supply chain issues from 2021. We hope it helps spark inspiration for the new year.
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