Communication

Latest Issue of OR Manager
September 2020
Home Personnel > Personnel > Communication

Hospital-based care coordination strategies linked to CMS star ratings

Editor's Note Care coordination strategies were found to be associated with high overall hospital quality star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in this study. A total of 710 general acute care noncritical access hospitals that received star ratings and responded to the 2015 American Hospital…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 21, 2019
Share

‘Great leaders give direction, not directions’

Editor's Note What is it that only great leaders can do? “Give direction, not directions,” writes Scott Eblin in the November 20 eblingroup.com/blog. Leaders need to set a “commander’s intent” that gives team members a clear sense of why a task is important, what it will result in, and where…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 21, 2019
Share

Knowing yourself is key to being a leader

Editor's Note To lead others, managers must first know how to lead themselves, writes Laurie Ruettimann in the November 17 laurieruettimann.com. Leadership is only possible after managers know what they stand for, where they come from, what they intend to do, and how they actually act, Ruettimann says. Self-leadership is…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 19, 2019
Share

Sponsored Message

Daily Tiered Huddles help prioritize and resolve OR problems

When you have a problem, are you empowered to solve it? What happens when staff encounter an obstacle? Cleveland Clinic’s Tiered Huddle process empowers all caregivers to see problems and tackle issues on their own or escalate them for assistance. The tiered huddles have energized teams to work across the…

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
November 18, 2019
Share

Supportive leaders boost staying power of nursing staff--Part 2

Retaining well-performing staff reduces the amount of resources, particularly time and money, that OR leaders need to spend on recruiting and training new employees. Part 1 of this two-part series provided an overview of retention issues and discussed the importance of the leader’s role and a positive work culture (OR…

Read More

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
November 18, 2019
Share

Use of medical scribes improves workflow of surgeons, residents in an outpatient setting

Editor's Note Incorporating medical scribes into surgical practices to reduce time surgeons spend on patient documentation and managing electronic health records increases the number of patients seen by surgeons and residents in outpatient clinics, finds this study presented October 29 at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019 in…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 5, 2019
Share

Sponsored Message

General surgery residents who are mistreated at greater risk of burnout

Editor's Note Half of general surgery residents experience workplace mistreatment at least a few times a year, which greatly raises their risk of burnout and suicidal thoughts, finds a national survey that was presented October 28 at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco. Survey responses…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 4, 2019
Share

Postop opioid prescribing, use drop after state imposed regulations

Editor's Note A state-mandated policy restricting opioid prescriptions in Vermont greatly reduced opioid prescribing and use by surgical patients at the University of Vermont Medical Center without affecting patient satisfaction with their postoperative pain management, finds this study presented October 29 at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
October 31, 2019
Share

Joint Commission issues Quick Safety on new maternal hemorrhage standard

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 29 announced a new “Quick Safety 51: Proactive prevention of maternal death from maternal hemorrhage,” which provides background information on strategies outlined in a new maternal hemorrhage standard. The new Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC) standard, "PC.06.01.01: Reduce the likelihood of…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
October 31, 2019
Share

Can machine learning predict 6-month mortality in cancer patients?

Editor's Note In this study, machine learning algorithms accurately identified cancer patients who were at risk of 6-month mortality. Of 26,525 cancer patients analyzed, machine learning models based on structured electronic health record data accurately predicted short-term mortality risk with good discrimination and positive predictive value. When the gradient boosting…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
October 28, 2019
Share

Get OR Manager Updates

Sign Up Now
Video Spotlight
OR Manager Jobs
Live chat by BoldChat