Archive for June 2020

This episode continues our discussion on the “weekend effect,” the phenomenon where the comprehensiveness and quality of hospital care drops off on weekends. Having established in Part 1 how this situation occurs, we devote this session to strategies that help you avoid it, including staffing accommodations and leadership focus. In addition to improving patient care and outcomes, health care organizations will find they will gain a significant competitive advantage in addressing this issue.

Guest speakers:
Aman Sabharwal, MD, MHA, CPHM
Senior Principal, Advisory Solutions
Vizient

Eric Burch, RN, MBA
Associate Principal, Advisory Solutions
Vizient

Moderator:
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources
Vizient

Show Notes:
[00:25] The impact of “weekend effect” on quality of care
[01:35] Impact on medical and surgical cases
[02:12] Impact on community hospitals vs. academic medical centers
[05:20] Procedures affected
[07:05] Avoiding the weekend effect
[08:09] Competitive advantage in addressing weekend effect
[09:28] Example of health care organization that successfully dealt with the weekend effect

Links | Resources:

The Weekend Effect in Hospitals: Causes (Vizient Brief) Click here

The Weekend Effect in Hospitalized Patients: A Meta-Analysis (Journal of Hospital Medicine, Sept. 2017) Click here

“Who elects the weekend?” Click here

Sg2 Perspectives: A new podcast connecting you to Sg2 thought leadership … anytime, anywhere Click here

 

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Patients have good reason to fear staying at the hospital over the weekend. Studies have consistently demonstrated the weekend effect, where weekend admissions or stays cause increases in complications and higher mortality rates. This two-part series of Modern Practice examines the reasons behind the weekend effect and strategies for preventing it.

 

Guest speakers:

Aman Sabharwal, MD, MHA, CPHM

Senior Principal, Operational Effectiveness

Advisory Solutions

Vizient

 

Eric Burch, RN, MBA

Associate Principal

Advisory Solutions

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:25] The “weekend effect” explained

[01:57] Multiple causes

[02:17] Data supporting the weekend effect

[07:29] Case management and care transitions

[08:40] Impact of COVID Pandemic

[09:22] Assessing the weekend effect

 

Links | Resources:

The Weekend Effect in Hospitals: Causes (Vizient Brief) Click here

The Weekend Effect in Hospitalized Patients: A Meta-Analysis (Journal of Hospital Medicine, Sept. 2017) Click here

“Who elects the weekend?” Click here

Sg2 Perspectives: A new podcast connecting you to Sg2 thought leadership … anytime, anywhere Click here

 

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This episode continues the series on valuable insights gained in the handling of the COVID-19 crisis. We will discuss skills clinical leaders and staff have developed to cope with new risks and responsibilities. Also, we will examine a renewed focus nationwide on patient and family engagement, how to remain competitive when having to shut down operations and how to plan for patient cohorting in the future.

Guest speaker:
David DiLoreto, MD, MBA
Consulting Principal
Sg2

Moderator:
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources
Vizient

Show Notes:
[00:28] Staff and leadership resilience
[02:06] Listening to the consumer voice
[04:16] Importance of patient families
[05:40] Financial impact on health care sector and fee-for-service
[09:00] Changes in the competitive landscape
[09:39] On remaining competitive
[12:18] Impact of patients dying alone
[13:28] Cohorting patients: the new norm? 

Resources:
Vizient COVID-19 webinar page, including May 27 webinar “Roundtable discussion: moving forward through lessons learned during COVID-19”: click here
Vizient’s disaster-preparedness site: click here
Sg2 Perspectives: A new podcast connecting you to Sg2 thought leadership … anytime, anywhere: click here
“The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing: The Need for Prevention and Early Intervention” (JAMA Internal Medicine): click here
“After COVID-19—Thinking Differently About Running the Health Care System” (JAMA Network—JAMA Health Forum): click here
“Life after COVID-19: What Will Change?” (The Medical Futurist): click here

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COVID-19 has wrecked havoc on health care at all levels, from the bedside to the supply room. It has adversely affected patients and clinicians alike and stretched resources to the breaking point. Yet, lessons from the pandemic are emerging, and this two-part series examines in-depth what clinicians and health care organizations can take away from this crisis.

 

Guest speaker:
David DiLoreto, MD, MBA
Consulting Principal
Sg2

Moderator:
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources
Vizient

 

Show Notes:
[01:15] Main lessons learned
[03:06] Clinical-supply chain integration
[04:55] Working at top of license
[06:14] Changing roles
[08:23] Explosion of virtual care

 

Resources:
Vizient COVID-19 webinar page, including May 27 webinar “Roundtable discussion: moving forward through lessons learned during COVID-19”: click here
Vizient’s disaster-preparedness site: click here
Sg2 Perspectives: A new podcast connecting you to Sg2 thought leadership … anytime, anywhere: click here
“The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing: The Need for Prevention and Early Intervention” (JAMA Internal Medicine): click here
“After COVID-19—Thinking Differently About Running the Health Care System” (JAMA Network—JAMA Health Forum): click here
“Life after COVID-19: What Will Change?” (The Medical Futurist): click here

 

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