Reducing pressure injury incidence in critical care with turn cueing
Smith and Nephew
October 11, 2021
Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) continue to rise despite progress made in reducing all other hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). According the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, HAPIs are associated with nearly half of the nation’s annual HAC-related deaths and cost our health system more than surgical site infections, falls, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, deep vein thrombosis, ventilator-acquired pneumonia, Clostridium difficile infections, and central line–associated bloodstream infections combined. New research also reveals a strong correlation between HAPIs and increased risk of falls, development of other HACs, and hospital re-admissions.
Regular patient turning and repositioning are cornerstones of any pressure injury prevention program, yet research shows that on average about half of patients are not turned according to their protocols. The latest 2019 international clinical practice guideline for prevention and treatment of pressure injuries includes several recommended strategies to improve patient turning and repositioning. One of the recommendations is to implement repositioning reminder strategies—such as wearable patient sensors—to promote adherence to repositioning regimens.
This case study presentation will review the objectives and outcomes from a HAPI-prevention initiative in critical care at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida that implemented a wearable sensor turn cueing system to improve turn protocol adherence and reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries.
Healthcare Payment Predictions - What You Need To Know
October 1, 2021
Today’s healthcare consumers want to pay their medical bills anywhere, anytime. They’re looking for estimates, payment plan options, and payment mechanisms to be at their fingertips across multiple channels. They can pay for almost anything they desire from their laptops and mobile devices, so why should healthcare be any different? What do providers need to know to build a healthcare payment solution that’s fit for purpose today and into the future?
Experian Health’s patient payment experts make seven predictions for healthcare payments that will help providers boost consumer loyalty and revenue.
RENASYS◊ Traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System: Compendium of clinical evidence
Smith and Nephew
September 28, 2021
RENASYS Traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (tNPWT) offers good clinical outcomes across a variety of wound types, similar to those achieved with V.A.C.™ NPWT (3M KCI, San Antonio, TX, USA).
Furthermore, use of RENASYS TOUCH and Soft Port can help to improve the clinician and patient experience when using NPWT.
This compendium of clinical evidence summarizes published studies about the use of RENASYS tNPWT and provides background information on current practice using NPWT. The compendium also outlines why Smith+Nephew does not provide an instillation NPWT offering.
In total, 87 clinical publications that discuss use of RENASYS◊ tNPWT were identified, covering the following topics: RENASYS tNPWT versus V.A.C.™ NPWT; safety and efficacy; abdominal applications; intermittent use; gauze and foam dressings; RENASYS tNPWT Soft Port and drains; compatibility; and ease of use. The highest levels of evidence available are summarized for each topic; therefore, not all studies are included due to volume of publications. Each summarized study includes an overview, results and conclusions, with several supporting studies listed at the end of each section. The compendium also provides recommendations on when to use traditional or single use NPWT.
With government and commercial payers accelerating adoption of risk-based models, now is the time for providers to jump in.
As the government, employers, and consumers continue to campaign for lower healthcare costs and higher quality care, the pressure is on for providers to transition more of their business to value-based care contracts rather than fee-for-service payments.
“With healthcare costs continuing to increase, value-based care is becoming a societal imperative.” - Emily Downing, MD, VP of Medical Operations, Home Care Services, Population Health, and Care Management, Alina Health System.
During the recent HealthLeaders NOW Online Summit session “Making the Shift to Value-Based Care,” Kevin Seabaugh, vice president and health network general manager at Cerner and Emily Downing, MD, discussed the history of value-based care and new incentives to adopt this model.
Download the webinar recap:
New incentives to adopt value-based care
Benefits of early adoption
How technology is critical to delivering an all-encompassing solution
Content Velocity Playbook from Deloitte Digital and Adobe
September 20, 2021
Creating meaningful, personalized digital interactions is table stakes to compete on customer experience across the life sciences and health care (LSHC) industry. Customers and patients expect customized content that is personalized for their needs, delivered at the right time and across the channels and devices they prefer.
The Content Velocity for Life Sciences and Health Care Playbook explores how to accelerate content velocity to transform the digital customer and patient experience through:
Creating more efficient workflows
Streamlining medical legal review (MLR) and regulatory compliance
Connecting disparate teams while breaking down data silos
Download the playbook today and accelerate your content velocity!