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Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes / Quality/Risk Management

 
The Joint Commission will visit LGH this summer. Are we ready?
1/9/2015

To prepare for upcoming accreditation survey site visit, senior leaders invite TJC to the hospital for a mock survey this month.

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Choosing Wisely: five things physicians should question about blood management
1/9/2015

American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation campaign aims to spark conversations between providers and patients – and cut down on unnecessary tests and procedures.

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A successful year in patient blood management, at LG Health
8/15/2014

Because of your focus on patient-centered decisions, we are successfully managing blood product supply.

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Informed consent and blood transfusions
12/16/2013

The provider’s role in helping patients understand risks, benefits and alternatives.

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Rounding physicians: Remember to check-in
10/4/2013

Physician Check-in, a LEAN process improvement initiative aimed at reducing length of stay, is underway on Lancaster General Hospital inpatient units.

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Physician dashboards will benchmark transfusion practices
10/4/2013

IMPACT® Online will provide physician dashboards that can drive a change in practice by linking transfusions to patient outcomes.

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Preoperative anemia screening in elective surgical patients improves outcomes
9/9/2013

Preoperative anemia screening and management prior to elective surgery is one of seven Blood Management Performance measures recommended by The Joint Commission.

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Bridging the gap between clinical documentation and coding
8/9/2013

Clinical coding is never a favorite topic with physicians, but its importance is increasing daily.

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Improving documentation of heart failure
7/3/2013 – Because Medicare does not recognize the term “CHF” as a co-morbid condition in its coding guidelines, heart failure must be diagnosed with severity and type of heart failure, explains Jean E. Banzhof, RN, MSN, Clinical Documentation Improvement Manager.  Read more


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