Aromatherapy Interventions for Patient Discomfort: A Cost-Benefit Report For Nurse and Healthcare Leaders
April 19, 2021
Prevalent across units, burdensome to recovery as well as hospital resources, and acutely disliked by patients: nausea-related discomfort is considered a particularly pernicious issue in the clinical setting. Calculating the financial toll of nausea and vomiting is complex and varies from hospital to hospital, but we generally observe that several consequences of failing to control nausea and vomiting, namely unanticipated readmissions, protracted care needs, increases in staff time, and unfavorable patient survey scores, contribute to these increases. The rise of integrative care solutions, specifically the use of inhaled aromatherapy interventions, may offer an effective strategy to healthcare leaders striving to improve their facility’s care outcomes while managing costs.
This report examines inhaled aromatherapy as an emerging complementary practice in nursing, and how it can help facilitate better patient, performance, and economic outcomes, by:
Improving patient satisfaction rates and perceptions of care
Reducing risks caused by errors or medication interactions
Reducing the length of stay and readmissions
Maximizing efficiency so that nurses can preserve their time, focus, and wellbeing
Integrating easily into existing treatment strategies
This report is authored by Soothing Scents Inc., the manufacturer of QueaseEASE, a non-pharmacological aromatherapy intervention to manage sensations associated with patient nausea and vomiting.
Hospitalists are an extremely efficient mechanism to ensure capture of HCCs for hospitalized patients through comprehensive documentation and recording of relevant ICD-10 codes on their professional services claims.
In addition, hospitalists are more reliable, less expensive, and less risky than home health visits or retrospective chart reviews.
In this case study, you will get insight into the goals of our HCC Recapture Program as well as proven results that lead to reproducible outcomes.
How Dignity Health is Leveraging Telepsychiatry in the Emergency Department to Reduce Response Time and Cost
April 9, 2021
Dignity Health is one of the nation’s largest health systems and operates one of the largest hospital-based telehealth networks, known as Dignity Health Telemedicine Network (DHTN). While providing a range of telehealth services to its emergency department (EDs), DHTN began to notice that EDs had limited access to specialty behavioral health providers, which led to long wait times for both patients who needed psychiatric consults.
Read this case study to learn how DHTN partnered with Amwell to provide 24/7 access to acute behavioral health providers, and how that partnership led to:
A reduction in bedside response time to under 50 minutes
A decrease in the average case time for a patient
A discharge recommendation rate of approximately 40%
A new focus on the standardization of behavioral healthcare
2021 Healthcare Financial Trends Report - Evolving Technology and Best Practice Trends in Healthcare
April 9, 2021
There is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but the pandemic continues to roil the healthcare industry.
Discover how your organization’s experiences and plans stack up against 160+ hospitals in our annual technology survey, which also shares top strategies to grow financially and thrive in a post-pandemic environment.
You’ll find data and expert guidance to help your organization:
Become more flexible
Strengthen core processes
Build endurance for the future
Finally, the report also outlines the 7 imperatives organizations are working on in 2021.
A robust cost accounting and decision support software solution can incorporate data from multiple disparate systems, connecting health systems to a more complete picture of their costs. This is key to lowering costs, effective participation in alternative payment plans, and contract negotiations with payers.
The Technological Transition to Mobile: Best Practices for Navigating the New Normal
April 5, 2021
As healthcare evolves, mobile technologies and clinical workflows will become an integral part of care delivery. Supporting remote staff, streamlining bedside workflows, and enabling more efficient technology allows healthcare to provide a higher quality of care and reduce clinical toil.
However, through this evolution, unique cybersecurity challenges have arisen and hastened the need for solving these risks through innovative and practical means.
Download this eBook to learn more about healthcare’s evolving technological journey in its transition to mobile, while discovering some best practices for navigating the new digital normal.
Rehab programs are expecting to see a major influx of medically complex patients in the coming decades. However, COVID-19 has shifted that major influx and its anticipated years of preparation to present day.
Discover key strategies hospitals are integrating to successfully address the growing medically complex population even once COVID-19 subsides.