Published on August 21, 2014 Directed by Lawrence Kraman - Produced by Dillon Poole Executive Produced by Shelley Kraman Written by Lawrence Kraman and Steve…
Hospital Engagement Network, HRET, Health Research
What is a PFCC VisionQuest?
PFCC VisionQuest is an interactive workshop that will immerse all care givers (defined as anyone who “touches” the patient and family experience in any way) in the PFCC Methodology and Practice (PFCC M/P) – the one tool that enables you to achieve the PFCC Trifecta of improved outcomes and experiences while reducing costs. By viewing all care through the eyes of patients and families, care givers will generate the urgency to drive change. Care givers will learn how to deliver value as determined by patients and families, form partnerships and engage all in the co-design of care experiences. Be a catalyst for change and join us for the 2014 PFCC VisionQuest.
What will it take for hospitals to be the best run organizations on the face of the planet?
Great post by my friend and colleague, Jason A. Wolf, about People, Process, Place and Purpose!
Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D., is president of The Beryl Institute, where he specializes in organizational effectiveness, service excellence and high performance in healthcare. Follow Jason @jasonawolf and The Beryl Institute @berylinstitute on Twitter.
To mark its 10th year of publication, Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare asked experts where the patient safety movement is headed in the next five years.
As a part of its measure development process, CMS may request interested parties to submit candidate measures that may be suitable for a specific project. The candidate measures suggested will be reviewed by CMS and its measure development contractor(s). Candidate measures suggested through a call for candidate measures will undergo the same rigorous evaluation as all CMS measures.
The CMS measures development process consists of the following steps:
- Identifying important quality goals related to Medicare services
- Conducting literature reviews and grading evidence
- Defining and developing specifications for each quality measure
- Obtaining evaluation of proposed measures by technical expert panels
- Soliciting public comment on proposed measures
- Testing measures for validity, reliability, ease, and accuracy of collection
- Refining measures as needed
I’m completing research with a psychologist, physician, grief counselors, clergy and a health journalist regarding the emotional and physical impact the death of a child has on the parents and siblings. Through my work with patient safety and support group services, I’ve encountered thousands of parents/siblings grieving the loss of a child at all ages by all causes.
Actually, there is little written on the topic because of the severity of the wound. We don’t want to talk about the depth of the pain with others. We talk openly in support groups because they know the pain themselves but little is written about what is shared there. It’s confidential.
The death of a child, due to medical harm, has added repercussions, such as the loss of trust in medicine and reliving the pain at every single medical encounter with every single family member.
Would love parents and families to add more responses to this survey to help others through this journey by sharing their input. Physicians want to know how to help us more. They don’t know what they don’t know…unless we tell them. My local “Compassionate Friends” support group will be assisting on this project.
Little evidence exists for pediatric prevention standards for the hospital acquired conditions (HACs) that are the focus of the network. Over the past two years, SPS has developed standard definitions for pediatric HACs based on those used for adult HACs by using a participatory approach led by pediatric safety experts. SPS network hospitals rapidly adopted these standard definitions and have come together to develop evidence-based bundles in care delivery for each HAC. The SPS network is working with hospitals to spread and implement these bundles in care delivery in order to accelerate the pace of harm reduction.
Nova Scotians looking for information on serious medical errors that have occurred in the province can now find it listed online.
Dr. Lachlan Forrow, MD, advisor to The Conversation Project, talks about what it means to his patients to have a good day. One terminally ill patient, Dolly …
Regardless of the varied discourse and unexpected turns, a common thread identified by the CARe team in all meetings was the sense that communicating and being transparent was the right thing to do for the patient, family member and caregivers…
Leilani Schweitzer, patient liaison at Stanford Hospital explains why she is working with the families of patients to improve the system.
I quickly realized that no ED visit feels routine when it’s your child in the bed.
My experience as the parent of a patient has forever changed me as a provider. What’s the difference? I realized that I’m not that important. It doesn’t matter if I’m tired. It doesn’t matter if it’s the end of my shift. It doesn’t matter that I think I’m a “good” doc. Each patient I see will remember every one of my facial expressions and will hang on every word I say. The patient experience is probably the only thing that really matters. Healthcare is changing. Reimbursement is changing. Despite all of these changes, our focus on the patient will always be relevant.
Authentic article about what matters-thank you Dr. Imamu Tomlinson for teaching others!
Note from a physician friend today: “Thanks Dale. I can never know your pain but I do know that every parent who hears you or… many too many others hugs their child and says that could be me as well.”
Yes, that’s what I want to be about…my focus…to have parents know that this journey could happen to them in an instant (if we don’t work together to put patient safety first) but also to know that they hugged their children a little tighter after they heard me and others tell our stories.
How awesome is that, that the kids felt more loved when their parents returned home from work that day….and all the days that followed. That is gratifying work-to make parents love and cherish those that we protect from harm, even more.