This presentation by Todd Schneider, immediate past president, reports on the SHS vision, goals and strategies this past year and how the society is doing in membership, scholarship funds, conference attendance. Also reports on Recognition and Awards.
The Society for Health Systems utilizes our Business Meeting at the annual conference to review the "state of the society." For those that were unable to attend, here is a "year in review."
Clemson University research assistant professor Ashley Kay Childers has been selected to participate in a forum to discuss quality improvement programs in U.S. hospitals that reduce preventable readmissions, prevent medical errors, improve patient outcomes and cut costs.
The PRO Publica website shows current and average wait and service times for most hospitals in the U.S. and roll-ups by state. How does your hospital stack up?
This paper published by AHRQ details several strategies and tactics to improve provider communication at Denver Health, an acute care hospital. Among the several topics described is an SBAR process used by nursing to escalate patient issues to attending physicians.
2014 Student Case Study Competition Winner - University of Wisconsin
(left to right) Mark Biscone, Conference Student Activities Committee;
Andrea Price, University of Wisconsin; Angela Chupa, University of Wisconsin;
and Todd Schneider, SHS president
SHS 2014 Graduate Student Paper Competition Winners
(left to right) Serpil Mutlu, Rachel J. Miller and Conference Chair, Karl Kraebber
The 2014 SHS Graduate Student Paper Competition is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Winner: "Optimizing Resident-based Teamlet Schedules to Improve Continuity in Primary Care" by Rachel J. Miller and Serpil Mutlu, Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.