Clinical Connection

April 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on April 10, 2018

It is a known fact that the best teams achieve greater results and do better than others. In a recent two-year study of 200 teams completed by Google, they tried to identify what motivates the most effective teams and what the character traits and skills are that make up these teams.

March 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on March 16, 2018

This week, there has been greater emphasis on patient safety by some of the leading organizations
such as IHI, AHA, Lucien Leape Institute, AHRQ, and their partners. The data published at
the end of 2017 suggest that health care organizations have made some improvement in patient
safety. While reviewing the numerous websites and articles, most suggesting that patient
safety should be a #1 priority, this writer reflected on personal experiences in boardrooms, hospital
agendas, and where patient safety falls.

February 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on February 22, 2018

One of the goals of fast-developing technology has been to im-
prove communication, yet organizations still struggle with communi-
cation. Take a moment, and think about the ways we use technolo-
gy in health care; the EMR to describe patient problems, treat-
ments, plan of care, report service delivery, patient progress or lack

thereof, and interdisciplinary communication.

January 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on January 25, 2018

Recently, I had an unusual experience throughout the health care continuum that
caused me considerable frustration, and I wasn’t even the patient! Perhaps those of
you reading this diatribe will relate to the maze that we have created for patients
and families to navigate.

December 2017: Clinical Connection

Posted on January 03, 2018

Managing patients who have mental health and substance
abuse diagnoses, and sometimes combined diagnoses, can
oftentimes cause one to pause and remember that there are

special regulations and considerations for these patients.

November 2017: Clinical Connection

Posted on November 15, 2017

CMS and numerous speakers discuss patient centered care, the patient experience and the importance of both. Most, if not all care providers believe that patients should be at the center of all that we do, and that each patient deserves an out-standing experience while they entrust their precious lives to us.

October 2017: Clinical Connection

Posted on October 03, 2017

CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT is a system that seeks to improve the provision of services with an emphasis on future results. Like total quality management, CQI uses a set of statistical tools to understand subsystems and uncover problems, but its emphasis is on maintaining quality in the future, not just controlling a process.

August 2017: Clinical Connection

Posted on September 06, 2017

Welcome to Part 2 of our two-part summer series on Competency. In Part 1 we focused on developing a framework for measuring competency. In Part 2, we will look at developing cultural competency.

June 2017: Clinical Connection

Posted on June 05, 2017

Many clinicians would gladly invite leaders to walk in their shoes for a day as a means of sharing an understanding how each day is unique, how each day can provide different stress levels, and how each day can ultimately contribute to burnout.

April 2017: Clinical Connection

Posted on May 01, 2017

Many clinicians would gladly invite leaders to walk in their shoes for a day as a means of sharing an understanding how each day is unique, how each day can provide different stress levels, and how each day can ultimately contribute to burnout.