Archive for September 2020

Leadership pitfalls during the pandemic – Part 1

This time of ongoing crisis has severely tested the resilience of clinical staff, increasing the risk of burnout and emotional exhaustion. Health care leaders must address the issue of resilience right now or the problem will accelerate. Leaders that do not engage their staff, that do not have visibility or transparency and do not give and receive feedback are risking loss of trust and even staff turnover. On this episode, we’ll consider ways to foster resilience among staff and avoid pitfalls in leadership.

 

Guest speaker:

David Munch, MD

Senior Principal

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:30] Staff resilience during the pandemic

[02:23] Rounding as a leadership style

[04:25] Essential characteristics of leadership

[05:07] Dealing with staff emotions

[06:13] Addressing frustrations

[07:43] Accelerating trust

[08:59] Necessity of team-based care

 

Links | Resources:

How to Succeed or Fail in Your Lean Improvement Efforts Click here

How Process Improvement Teams Can Help During the COVID-19 Crisis Click here

Lean Thinking during the COVID-19 Pandemic Click here

Resources to Support the Health and Well-being of Clinicians during the COVID-19 Outbreak Click here

 

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COVID-19 impact on provider practices – Part 2

This episode continues our discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on clinical practices by examining a new framework for health care, with the idea that it must be more adaptable, flexible and reliable than in the past. Practice data should reflect what we need to know about access, quality and even productivity. Finally, we explore the best approach for creating and developing new ideas and practices, one that originates from those involved in the care every day and not imposed from the top down.

 

Guest speaker:

Lina Patel, MHA, FACHE

Associate Vice President

Product Strategy and Management

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes

[00:37] Future of the health care framework

[02:10] Using a nimble virtual care platform

[02:30] Leveraging practice data to look at access, quality and productivity

[03:42] Providers need options for developing new approaches

[04:06] How health care organizations should use practice data

[05:01] The Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC): sharing data with clinicians

[05:27] Access and improvement insights

[06:19] Lessons learned from COVID-19

 

Links | Resources:

Clinical Practice Solutions Center—
The Clinical Practice Solutions Center is a performance improvement solution focused on medical practices and developed in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Vizient. Find more information Click here

Using COVID-19 Learnings from Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC) to Reimagine the System of Care Click here

Understanding the impact of big data on nursing knowledge (Nursing2020 Critical Care) Click here

It’s All about the Data in 2020 and Beyond Click here

 

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COVID-19 impact on provider practices – Part 1

Leaders in health care often confront the simple truth, “You can’t fix what you can’t measure.” In this episode, we explore the crucial need for a comprehensive, data-driven practice model and how to provide that across departments and disciplines. A data-driven model enables complex analysis of clinical practices to drive policy, refine best practices and deliver better outcomes for patients.

 

Guest speaker:

Lina Patel, MHA, FACHE

Associate Vice President

Product Strategy and Management

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:28] Leveraging the data

[03:02] The Clinical Practice Solutions Center

[03:47] Effect of the decrease and disruption of clinical procedures

[07:16] Virtual care

[09:20] Getting on solid ground

 

Links | Resources:

Clinical Practice Solutions Center—
The Clinical Practice Solutions Center is a performance improvement solution focused on medical practices and developed in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Vizient. Find more information Click here

Using COVID-19 Learnings from Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC) to Reimagine the System of Care Click here

Understanding the impact of big data on nursing knowledge (Nursing2020 Critical Care) Click here

It’s All about the Data in 2020 and Beyond Click here

 

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Facing the physician shortage – Part 2

Due to a number of reasons—physician retirement, limited medical school and residency slots, fewer physicians in rural practices and a population that is aging and growing—the country is beginning to experience a shortage of physicians. This problem is only expected to balloon in the next decade. On this episode, we examine a number of potential remedies for the physician shortage, from greater efficiencies in practice to a reliance on the clinical team approach.

 

Guest speaker:

Michael Dill, MPA

Director, Workforce Studies

Association of American Medical Colleges

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:33] Steps to address the shortage (cont.)

[01:18] Evaluating the promise of virtual health

[04:49] Evaluating the role of Advanced Practice Providers

[05:50] Evaluating the role of clinical pharmacists

[06:26] Evaluating the role of hospitalists

[07:09] Improving efficiencies to offset the shortage: can it work?

[09:30] Addressing gender issues

[11:38] Addressing generational issues

[13:08] True magnitude of the physician shortage

[13:53] Addressing burnout

 

Links | Resources:

AAMC Study (2020) – “The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2018 to 2033” Click here

New AAMC Report Confirms Growing Physician Shortage Click here

15 things to know about the physician shortage Click here

Physician workforce in the United States of America: forecasting nationwide shortages Click here

 

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