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Improving transitional care in rural health using a standardized discharge time-out process
Problem: The process for transitioning patients from hospital to home is complex and fraught with opportunity for error. Increasingly, hospitals are tasked with regulatory, safety, and public expectation burdens to ensure ...
Teach-back and Its Impact on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)
Successful patient outcomes rely heavily on patient engagement, patient/family education, and promotion of self-management. Teach-back methodology offers the healthcare team a proven technique to determine learner's health ...
Care Transitions: Are Healthcare Organizations Meeting the Needs of Their Patients?
Acute care healthcare organizations struggle to identify and implement interventions to support the transition of care between hospital and home settings. One organization piloted a quality improvement (QI) project using ...