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The MX.com Brief - Healthcare News | Jan 27th, 2012
Welcome to The Brief, the MX.com newsletter to keep healthcare leaders and innovators informed on industry trends, MX.com and Solution and Seller developments.
In this issue:
- Solution Spotlight: Duke University Hospital's RRC Site Visit Preparation Toolkit
- Around the MX.com Roundtable
- Featured MX.com Webinar: Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Program
- This Week's Poll: Getting the ACGME Letter
- MX.com - No Membership Fees...Ever
Solution Spotlight: Duke University Hospital's
RRC Site Visit Preparation Toolkit
Residency programs have Residency Review Committee (RRC) site visits anywhere from once a year to once every five years, depending on their cycle lengths which are based on how well the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) believes the programs are performing.
Programs need to be in a state of constant preparation for site visits because much of what needs to be in place cannot be created and implemented once the RRC site visit notification letter is received. Residency programs need to have processes already in place and documentation ready to respond for whenever the next site visit is scheduled.
Duke University Hospital's RRC Site Visit Preparation Toolkit is a roadmap to help hospitals achieve a successful visit from the Residency Review Committee and full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The RRC Site Visit Preparation Toolkit was developed by Duke University Hospital's centralized GME office which is responsible for 75 ACGME and 60 internally sponsored programs. The toolkit focuses on Graduate Medical Education, ACGME Accreditation, Residency and Fellowship Programs.
This toolkit will enhance users' ability to achieve a successful site visit from a team with documented experience; provide an objective outside party to review program/institution performance and a concrete roadmap to achieve compliance. The toolkit will help establish institution-wide requirements for preparing for site visits and enable the GME office to provide support in a variety of ways to meet individualized programs in an effective and efficient manner.
Duke Medicine offers documented experience; provides an objective outside-party to review program/institution performance and a concrete roadmap to achieve compliance.
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The Roundtable is the section of MX.com where industry leaders and innovators come together to discuss industry trends and hot topics.
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Starting in October of this year, readmission rates, patient satisfaction and other measures will be used to calculate Medicare reimbursement rates, with lower-performing hospitals receiving less money than high-performing ones. With this deadline looming, hospitals are looking for new Solutions to survive and thrive. So what Solutions are turning the industry on? This week's top three viewed Solutions reflect ...more.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that about one-third of adult women are affected by at least one pelvic disorder. And a 2009 study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology projects the number of American women with a pelvic floor disorder will increase from 28.1million in 2010 to 43.8 million in 2050.
In 2005, Rush University Medical Center responded to these industry statistics with a virtual clinic model that provides a multidisciplinary team approach and offers pelvic patients surgical and non-interventional treatment options.
Through the Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Program Webinar, you will be able to learn how Rush:
- Doubled the Number of Pelvic Patients Being Treated within the First Year Alone
- Improved Quality of Care
- Increased Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Revenue
- Strengthened Community Presence
- Increased Patient Referrals
- Over 800% Increase in Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Patient Growth since Program Inception
Save the Date
Join us as we explore the future of pelvic health and the impact new pelvic floor research is having on the industry in our complimentary Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Program Webinar. Hosted by Mary Mathes, RN, MSN and Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, the webinar will highlight how you too can positively impact your community and service line with this pelvic floor and abdominal health program.
Date: Tuesday, February 7th
Time: 2:30pm Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
Special Note: MX.com Webinars are open to providers and health systems. In order to register for this meeting, you must be a hospital, physician/provider or health system employee. We are not able to accommodate vendors or consultants at this time.
Registration is limited. Sign up now for what promises to be an informative, engaging discussion on the importance of improving the quality of care in pelvic floor and abdominal health disorders.
Getting the ACGME Letter
According to the ACGME Data Resource Book, there were 8,887 GME programs in the 2010-2011 academic year. The average cycle length for accredited programs is 4.3 years, meaning thousands of programs receive letters every year informing them of their impending RRC site visit. When they receive their notification, residency programs across the country to spur into action in order to prepare.
Do you have plan and Preparation Team in place for your next RRC Site Visit?
According to the United States Pharmacopeia MEDMARX database, there were 59,316 medication errors related to anticoagulants from 2001 to 2006. As a result, many hospitals across the U.S. have begun providing usage guides to patients who are prescribed Warfarin, but run into trouble with non-English speaking patients.
In the Patient's Hands - Anticoagulant Medication Errors
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Would your hospital benefit from multi-language Warfarin/Anticoagulant patient guides?
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