Christopher Cheney is the senior clinical care editor at HealthLeaders.
To achieve fundamental change, healthcare leaders and their teams face multiple challenges such as establishing an enterprise-wide strategy.
At national level, the annual cost of index admissions for sepsis are estimated at more than $23.3 billion.
Strategies adopted to address burnout include sponsoring social events to enhance connections between physicians.
Exporting best practices from high-performing hospitals and establishing regional referral centers can level variation in clinical outcomes.
Focal points in neonatology include better communication with families and sepsis screening.
Capacity coaching helps older patients with multiple health conditions who are overwhelmed by their illnesses and treatment.
The treatment intensity and 24-hour monitoring at skilled nursing facilities could drive lower readmission rates compared to home care.
Community consulting pharmacists work with patients' prescribers and pharmacies for as long as a year after hospital discharge.
Two forms of psychological therapy have been found effective in reducing perinatal depression.
Texas Children's Hospital is implementing the latest technology to dispense, store, and administer medications.