Christopher Cheney is the senior clinical care editor at HealthLeaders.
Before launching interventions to improve interprofessional collaboration in hospitals, leaders should conduct baseline assessments, an expert says.
In the first half of 2020, the total number of telemedicine and in-person outpatient visits decreased 9.1%, raising concern about deferred care.
In March, Atrium Health launched a virtual hospital program for mildly and moderately ill COVID-19 patients.
Adrian "Eric" Ramos, MD, discusses physician leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety.
The Acute Hospital Care At Home program will help health systems and hospitals manage inpatient beds during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
As long as hospitals have bed capacity, elective orthopedic surgery can continue during the pandemic, a prominent orthopedic surgeon says.
Sepsis is a life-threatening immune response to infection that leads to organ dysfunction, which is what happens in seriously ill COVID-19 patients, expert says.
New research shows interprofessional conflicts between female surgeons and nonphysician staff can be addressed at the individual and institutional levels.
Difficulties include staffing shortages, lack of personal protective equipment, and an increase in patient health burdens due to delayed or inaccessible care.
The physician group also adopts several other new policies and calls to action, including urging a multifaceted approach to social determinants of health.